Quora releases iPad app, introduces rich-text editor and revamped look

Quora 4.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Quora this morning refreshed its useful iPhone app with some new features while revamping its look and adding the native iPad interface to the experience.

Previously an iPhone and iPod touch only affair, the new Quora 4.0, available free in the App Store, is at last a universal binary so it supports natively any iPhone, iPod touch and iPad compatible with iOS 7.0 or later.

Quora, for those unfamiliar with it, is a popular question-and-answer website where folks submit questions on a wide range of topics and get answers from like-minded users.

In addition to the native iPad UI and the overhauled design that’s a lot easier on the eyes now, the refreshed application is also faster and focused on providing the best reading experience.

And if you’re going to submit questions to Quora or post answers, the all-new rich text editor will make it easy to style your writing. Previously, anything you posted through the app appeared as plain text on the Quora website.

This is what the iPad UI looks like.

Quora 4.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)

Note, however, that in order to provide the best experience possible, the service requires that you have a Quora account and use your real, full name.

Quora is only for English-language content at this time. The service was co-founded by two former Facebook employees, Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever, and was made available to the public on June 21, 2010.

Quora 4.0 changelog:

  • Version 4.0 introduces support for iPad, a brand new experience for reading and writing on Quora. The app is faster than ever, has some important new features, and looks and feels better:
  • Enjoy an immersive reading experience with a new visual design
  • Ask a question in seconds via a completely redesigned flow
  • Format your writing beautifully thanks to a new rich-text editor

Download Quora free in the App Store.

The 6.5-megabyte universal app requires an iPhone, iPod touch and iPad compatible with iOS 7.0 or later.

[App Store]