The important facts first.
iOS6: works fine
iPhone 5: only letterboxed
Now the long explanation. Kana studio works with iOS 6 as is and won’t have to be updated. Support for the larger screen in the new iPhone and iPod touch will require a major redesign of the Study screen.
Folks, we need to have a talk. Currently, you seem to be hung up on the “old” design of the new iPad. I’ve got bad news for you – this is the iPad. New ones will be better, but look basically the same, for years to come.
The iMac, Apple’s former flagship product, has only ever had 3 different designs, with a slight change in material for the third one. The plain iPod never changed.
Which brings us to the iPhone. I want to preempt any complaints, that the new iPhone to be released this Fall still looks the same. The design introduced with the iPhone 4 has such a timeless quality, that apart from changes in the material, it won’t change for a long time.
Behind the scenes, a look at how to make those kana animations.
They took a long time to create, but without SplineDraw it would have taken forever.
I’m really proud of the refreshed look of Kana studio for version 1.1.
It’s something that could only happen after using it for a long time.
Visually, it seems only the navigation bar that’s changed. The darker color works much better than the gray/low contrast bar before. I also improved the buttons, but that doesn’t show in a static image. The real improvement happened to the workflow. I removed 3 screens that didn’t do anything except open up other screens.
Technically, it was really frightening to rip out and change the structure so much. (UINavigationController really doesn’t like custom transitions.)
The Main Menu of Kana studio didn’t change much from the first draft to the shipping version.
A third section got cut just before launch. The main screen itself will get cut in the next update and the planned FAQ/Guide will not make it into the app.
A look to the past. Original version of the Kana studio picker.
Heavily influenced by Calendar.