Introducing the new iMore for iPhone 2.0 app, with comments, landscape, favorites, video podcasts, and more!
The official iMore for iPhone app has just gone 2.0! That's right, we've taken everything you loved about the original, listened to all your super-smart feedback, carefully selected the new features we knew we could hit out of the park for you, and made them all so!
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You can now log into iMore and leave comments right from the app. It's been the number-one most requested feature, and now it's here. And it's awesome. You can see comment counts right next to the articles in the main list, and you can view the comments from the bottom of any article. The + button lets you add a new comment, or you can hit "reply" beneath any existing comment to join the thread. Love it.
We get it, some of you like wide-screen. Well, now you've got it. Pretty much everything you can do in the iMore app in portrait mode now works in landscape mode as well. Enjoy!
Some of our eyes aren't getting any younger, and they certainly aren't getting any stronger. That why we've added big, bold font resizing buttons at the bottom of every article. Just tap and change the font size to whatever best suits you and your eyes. (We're working on a system-wide font size setting for a future update, stay tuned!)
You can now Favorite any article in the iMore app simply by tapping the star button at the bottom. When you Favorite an article, not only does it save it for off-line reading, but it adds it to the all-new, all-special Favorites tab in the app so you can easily find it again later. To un-Favorite, simply tap the star button again. (A golden star means it's Favorited.)
Gone are the days when you had to tap and article, tap back, and tap the next article just to keep reading. Now handy, dandy arrow buttons can be found at the bottom of every article. Tap them and you can move back and forth through all the articles in a given category.
And if that's not fancy or fast enough, we've added a new gesture shortcut as well. Simply swipe horizontally and you can page right through, same as hitting the arrow buttons. Time saver!
Sharing and read-later
We've added an all-new iOS 6 share sheet to the iMore app, and it includes options like sharing via Mail, Twitter, Messages, and Facebook, copy to the clipboard, save to Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability, and open in Safari.
An accounts tab lets you login or logout of Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability right inside the app. It makes it easy to share and save your favorite stories any time, and anywhere, you like!
Not only have we updated the podcast player to make it even better, and better looking, we've added support for video podcasts. Any of our shows that have video versions will now show up with video as an option. Just choose it and hit the play or download button at the bottom. (Sadly, we haven't been able to get cellular streaming approved, but we want it too so we'll keep trying!)
And, of course, we have all the new podcasts, and podcast art. Snazzy!
Rebuilt for speed
The entire iMore app has been rebuilt. As in new project in Xcode, start fresh rebuilt. That was done for speed. We wanted it to be fast. Screaming fast. We also went all-in on iOS 6. Even the custom pull-to-refresh we had has been replaced with the standard world-of-goo-to-refresh Apple provides.
The article view has also been updated to be edge-to-edge awesome.
So now it's your turn. We've built it and Apple's put it in the store. We'd love for you to download it and give it a whirl. Make sure you leave a rating and review on iTunes. Anything over 11 stars is fine! Joking! Not really!
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And If you find bugs or have additional feature requests (or are wondering why certain things we wanted to do, we couldn't do) head on over to the iMore Forums and let us know!
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