hitting the big screen
Path has since its launch a couple of years ago been seen as one of the biggest up and coming players in the Social Networking race, offering a clean, uncluttered alternative to the world’s largest players, Facebook and Twitter. Path in and of itself is a similar platform – it allows users to share status messages, photos, locations, etc. with their friends. Up until today, there have been two big barriers blocking Path from larger user adoption – one is the fact that the network really only properly works on cell phones, and the other being that users are allowed to have only up to 150 friends. Today, one of those barriers gets erased as the company has just released Path for iPad.
Path for iPad is a larger take of the network in a way that won’t seem unfamiliar with users, but still does an excellent (and dare I say it, better than their competition) job at scaling up to the iPad’s larger resolution. Company founder Dave Morin told The Verge that they didn’t want to simply make the mobile app bigger and be done with it, they “wanted to create unique and exclusive features for the iPad”. Some such features are the unique mosaic view filled with squares of information, sortable by date. Swipe to the left and get yesterday’s posts. The old fashioned mobile style UI does still exist to an extent when the app is used in portrait mode, giving users the familiar “timeline” view that it popularized in the first place.
Path for iPad is now available. Unfortunately, the word remains mum on whether or not users of other tablet platforms will get to join in on the fun, but considering Path’s adaption on Android we wouldn’t be shocked to see it make the jump soon.
Source: The Verge