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Pro iOS Table Views for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch by Tim Duckett

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Chapter 11

Table Views on iPad

Table views on the iPad work in exactly the same way as they do on the iPhone. That said, there are a few things to bear in mind when building interfaces for iPad apps.

  • The larger screen means that you probably won't want the table to fill the full window; that means controlling the size when you lay out the view in Interface Builder, or setting the size programmatically.
  • The greater screen real estate means that you can make cells a lot bigger (and their visual appearance correspondingly richer). Cells sized for the iPhone can seem very small and cramped on the bigger device.
  • Having more space to play with makes it feasible to add a wider range of gestures to cells; the size of the iPad screen lends itself much ...

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