The New iOS Information Density

I've noticed a growing trend among newly updated iOS apps where content display is focused on clarity and distribution rather than quantity. When I first jumped on the iOS platform in 2008, it seemed that the vast majority of apps made use of the default TableViews to cram a list of content on the screen. Today, apps are spreading content out and adding layers of interaction that enable both skimming and diving deep into one particular piece of information. The result is a new set of apps with legible typography, nicely laid out screens, and clear UI elements. I could stand to see more of this in the coming months, as long as information continues to be conveyed clearly.

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I've noticed a growing trend among newly updated iOS apps where content display is focused on clarity and distribution rather than quantity. When I first jumped on the iOS platform in 2008, it seemed that the vast majority of apps made use of the default TableViews to cram a list of content on the screen. Today, apps are spreading content out and adding layers of interaction that enable both skimming and diving deep into one particular piece of information. The result is a new set of apps with legible typography, nicely laid out screens, and clear UI elements. I could stand to see more of this in the coming months, as long as information continues to be conveyed clearly.