Pinterest users will be happy to hear that the photo-sharing website has finally posted an iOS 7 update for its iPhone and iPad client. The update, which brings the app to version 3.0, brings about a UI refresh, and more.
The redesign ticks all of the usual iOS 7-edition makeover boxes. The icon has been flattened, as have most of the buttons and other UI elements, and certain sections of the app have been given a splash of white paint…
In addition to the design refresh, the 6.6 update also includes a new feature that allows you to swipe left or right to move between Pins in feeds, making browsing much easier. Software engineer Naveen Gavini explains:
“To try it out, tap any pin in your home feed. Then swipe your finger from right to left to get a peek at the next pin in line. You can go backwards too!
You can do this anywhere you see a feed of pins: on a board, through your own pins, or in our category feeds. While you’re at it, try swiping up when you’re looking at a specific pin—we’ll show you a bunch of related pins below.”
Launched in 2010, Pinterest quickly became a juggernaut in the already crowded growing social network space. The site now enjoys over 70 million registered users, and the company has been valued at a staggering $2 billion.
If you’d like to check out today’s update, you can find the latest version of Pinterest in the App Store for free. It’s universal, so it works with both iPhones and iPads, but it does require that you login or sign up for an account to use it.