or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Nike+, Chrome, Pocket receive makeovers for Apple's just-released iOS 7
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Nike+, Chrome, Pocket receive makeovers for Apple's just-released iOS 7

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
The wave of iOS 7 redesigns continued apace Wednesday afternoon, as Pocket, Nike+, and Google's Chrome browser were all updated with tweaked interfaces in line with Apple's fresh new mobile operating system.



Version 4.6 of popular web-clipping solution Pocket brings both a new design and new features. On the design end, Pocket has seen changes to every screen in the app, as well as a new icon to complement the new, flat look of iOS 7. Pocket also now has a new layout and typography for reading articles, with auto-fullscreen when a reader starts scrolling in Article View. That layout also adjusts automatically when adjusting text size, and it justifies text with real hyphenation to give a better reading view.

The update also includes instant background sync, allowing it to stay refreshed on a user's saved items even when the app is closed. Additionally, version 4.6 has a number of improvements to make the app feel speedier and more fluid.

Version4.6 of Pocket is available as a free download in the App Store. The 16.3MB download requires a device running iOS 6.0 or later.

Chrome gets a new look, more Google integration



Google has updated Chrome for iOS to version 30.0.1599.12 along with the launch of iOS 7, giving the app and its icon a look to match the new flat norm on Apple's platform. The update also brings improvements to the way Chrome behaves in Fullscreen mode on the iPad, but this improvement is limited to devices running iOS 7 only.

In addition to the new look, Google has tweaked the Settings user interface in its browser, and it has further tied Chrome in to Google's own micro-ecosystem on iOS. Now, Maps and email links will launch in Google Maps and Gmail apps if they are installed on a device. Users will have the option to change those settings should they choose to do so.

The new version of Chrome is a free, 24.7MB download in the App Store. It requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod running iOS 6.0 or later.

Nike+ gets refined to work with iOS 7



Nike has issued an update for its Nike+ Running app. The update brings Nike+ Running to version 4.3.1 and Nike describes it as having been "refined to work with Apple's new iOS 7 operating system.

Nike has also improved the locking mechanism of the app. Users can now hold down the lock button on the bottom of the screen in order to quickly lock and unlock a phone while running.

The new version of Nike+ Running is a 49.2MB download in the App Store. The free download requires a device running iOS 6.1 or later.
post #2 of 8
Of course, google ties their stuff in to its own micro-waste-Ads-ecosystem.

....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

Inside Google! 

Reply

....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

Inside Google! 

Reply
post #3 of 8
"Google has updated Chrome for iOS to version 30.0.1599.12 "

Version 30? Holy shit.
post #4 of 8
There's another advantage to Chrome that's just beginning to be offered to a select group of iOS users: New compression features are offering up to 50% less data use compared to other browsers. For now it's invite only for iiDevice owners but expect it for all before long.. Android Chrome users are already benefiting.
melior diabolus quem scies
Reply
melior diabolus quem scies
Reply
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

"Google has updated Chrome for iOS to version 30.0.1599.12 "

Version 30? Holy shit.

 

You "Blink" and there is another update. :smokey: 

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Reply

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Reply
post #6 of 8
Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post
There's another advantage to Chrome that's just beginning to be offered to a select group of iOS users: New compression features are offering up to 50% less data use compared to other browsers.

 

Yeah, I think I prefer my browser not to decide whether or not the quality of my experience is diminished, thanks.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disturbia View Post

Of course, google ties their stuff in to its own micro-waste-Ads-ecosystem.

 

If you don't want map links to open in Google Maps, just change the settings. Users now have a choice.

post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

"Google has updated Chrome for iOS to version 30.0.1599.12 "

Version 30? Holy shit.

Both Chrome and Firefox are on approx. monthly update schedules. It's easy to do as both browsers have update features baked into the browsers and there's no benefit to waiting on security updates and bug fixes. MS Explorer is probably moving that way too. Apple has so far chosen to release all the patches in batches, barring something critical. To be fair it's reported to be much more difficult for Apple to issue Safari updates as it wasn't set up that way but I'll be surprised if Apple won't soon move to the same monthly schedule. While Safari used to see infrequent updates there's been at least 7 in just the past 12 months. Safari on the Windows platform is abandoned with no security and bug fixes for some time now.
Edited by Gatorguy - 9/19/13 at 4:55am
melior diabolus quem scies
Reply
melior diabolus quem scies
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPhone
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Nike+, Chrome, Pocket receive makeovers for Apple's just-released iOS 7