On Rotation

John August, on adding landscape support to his iPhone app Weekend Read:

Ultimately, every choice comes with a cost. Adding landscape to the iPhone isn’t impossible, but it means not doing something else, and right now the many “something elses” are worth a lot more.

For a lot of apps, adding landscape support almost doubles the design work. (But I realize many people type better in landscape; it’s on our radar for Vesper, at least for editing.)

Friday, 21 March 2014