What is a UISplitViewController?
This view controller is only available on the iPad. In landscape mode, it is the reunion of two views: the left one often called the master view and the right one often called the detail or subordinate view. The relationship between the two is entirely done in code. In portrait mode, the master view becomes a pop over.
|Twitter pioneered the use of the Master/Detail/More display model|
|In landscape orientation, Remember The Milk client will present of to four views at the same time|
|In portrait orientation, Remember The Milk client keeps the four view in place while keeping focus on the forth view|
- The two right views are movable to allow the user to adjust how much information to display in the Mode part.
- The middle view can be tossed on the right in order to make the More view less apparent or even disappear. This is how the Twitter client behave.
- The More part can take up to two third of the screen in landscape mode in order to maximize content display without completely losing track of the relationship to the underlying data model in effect.
- In portrait mode, the More view can disappear to make more room available to the middle view.
- There is no title bar because it wouldn't make any sense.
- The left most view can be a toolbar in some cases (like in Reeder).