Like so very many apps, Pinterest recently updated their look and feel to better match Apple's newly redesigned iOS 7. What exactly does it take to bring one of the world's most popular social networks to the latest version of one of the world's most popular platforms? Making Pinterest:
With more than ¾ of all Pinterest usage occurring on mobile, it was important that the 3.0 update responded to Pinner requests for simpler, faster ways to engage with more Pins, and to provide an overall improved experience. Our main challenge was to reimagine the app while maintaining the aesthetics of our brand. We focused on three areas:
- Migrating to UICollectionView and dropping iOS5 support
- Adopting newer iOS7 APIs including UIViewController Transitions, Background Fetching, and UIKit Dynamics.
- Building a new gestural interface
It's a technical read, but a great one. Check it out.
Source: Making Pinterest