The minute my husband downloaded iOS 7 on his iPad, I knew that I didn’t want to update my iPad or iPhone 4. As soon as I saw the icons moving on the home screen I started to get motion sickness. I never get motion sickness, the one exception being the movie ‘Cloverfield’ which made me feel like I was going to get sick and pass out at the same time. I have been on sailboats in open waters, roller coasters, and can read in the back of a car with no issues – but iOS 7 has me in a bind.
I want to update to iOS 7 because there are so many great things about it, but I can’t for now. Not until they allow complete control of the user interface transitions. Currently users can reduce motion – particularly the home screen parallax by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. Unfortunately – this doesn’t get rid of the zooming effects that are causing a majority of the problems for people – as noted by users on the Apple Support Community.
Everyone else in our office with an iPhone and/or iPad has updated to iOS 7. Andrew Mottaz, ProtoShare’s CTO and Founder said “I love the new iOS 7 – many things are better – from easy access to the flashlight, to having Siri turn my bluetooth on and off. I think it looks great. I get Meghan’s point about the parallax issues – I just see it as useless and distracting, as opposed to nausea-inducing. But thumbs up for everything else.”
If you are familiar with ProtoShare – you already know that we provide a vast library of wireframe stencils and widgets. That library includes stencils for mobile prototyping of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8. When the new iOS 7 stencils are ready, you won’t have to worry about the parallax issue in ProtoShare.