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What Are Table Views?

Examples of table views are to be found everywhere in iOS apps. You are already familiar with simple tables, implemented as standard controls such as the iPhone's Contacts app or the iPad's Mail app, shown in Figure 1–1.

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Figure 1–1. Some basic table-based applications

At the other end of the scale, the default look, feel, and behavior of the table view and cells can be customized to the point where they are hardly recognizable as table views at all. Figure 1–2 shows some examples.

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Figure 1–2. Examples of table views in action on the iPhone

On the iPad, table views are often used as components of a larger user interface. Figure 1–3 shows an example from the wildly successful (and addictive!) Carcassonne game.


  

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