Today I updated Keep Calm to version 2.2. This new version adds the following new features:
- Completely new flat UI – this is an iOS 7 style UI as I haven’t decided yet whether I will require iOS 7 when it comes out
- The new UI makes it a lot faster to make posters – on average fewer taps are require to make a poster and it is now a lot clearer how one carries out basic tasks
- The app is faster – for those interested, I took out redundant Core Data and Core Graphics calls
- When you first launch the app you are welcomed with a new welcome screen. I’m particularly pleased with these because it provides quite a nice way of demoing some of the Pro features. Again, for those interested I use a UIScrollView and a single UIImageView that gets translated by the scroll offset
- Runs much better on the iPhone 5 – I had spent a lot of time focussing on designing the regular iPhone version (because posters seem less stretched) rather than the full iPhone 5 screen which meant that there were a few buttons that weren’t showing up in the right places. This version is a lot more solid
- Less code – this isn’t really a feature that my users need to care about, but I swear to god it makes my life a lot easier. By reducing the total number of delegates in the app (almost every single view controller – and some views/models too – declared a protocol) and making each view controller focused on the purpose of the app rather than being generic meant that I could write a lot less code. I also removed a lot of UIActionSheets because a) I don’t think they look very pretty and b) I really don’t like declaring them and writing UIActionSheetDelegate methods 😦
On the whole, users should find this update far more enjoyable and easy to use than previously as they upgrade over the course of the weekend.