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Table view is one of the most useful and revolutionary features in iOS. I was at the Macworld keynote address in 2007 when Steve Jobs first announced the iPhone. When he first put his finger on the list of items and pushed it into a scroll, the audience literally got up and cheered. They had never seen a mobile interface this intuitive, and this easy to use. This is Apple's email app that comes with the iPhone, it's a simple Table view, it's completely intuitive. You see this view, and you just want to scroll it. Table view is incredibly flexible too.
Here is the settings app. This represents a grouped table view. The organization of items in this view is clear and obvious. The IMDB app uses a Table view to display REACH information. You got the movie poster and lots of date in the first cell, ratings in another cell, other artwork, an obvious link to the trailer. Again, it's intuitive you need no training to know that you pressed on that to watch a trailer. Then scroll down to get more information in other groups. It's clear, and it's obvious. This is the RSS app that we're building in this course.
We're using a simple table view for displaying and selecting from list of feeds and items. As we work with it, you'll see how easy it is to work with the table view interface. The Table view is a powerful and flexible interface that's useful for a variety of applications. Take the time to experiment with it. Play with it. Learn what it has to offer. The REACH interface provides a wealth of options that you can advantage of to provide you data and navigate with a clear and obvious, user interface in your own applications.
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