LA Times for iOS

LA Times for iOS

I contracted for Tribune Media to work on the Chicago Tribune and LA Times iPad apps, which shared a code base.

I accomplished converting the apps over to use native UIViews, instead of slower UIWebViews, which crawled (no pun intended) on the iPad. By using native view rendering I was able to speed up the display of data by nearly 6 seconds.

These views also initiated a redraw and would truncate differently as the app supported portrait and landscape.

Update Both the LA Times and Chicago Tribune iPad apps have been replaced with new apps since I had worked on them in 2012


  • Core Graphics drawing
  • View optimization, removal, and cleanup
  • Networking to load and save bookmarked pages
  • Team Size: 2 developers