Over a week ago, a significant update to social news reader Taptu was put into effect. Among the major additions to the app’s version 2.1 are cross-device stream and bookmark syncing via social network login, the ability to create a standalone stream from a specific search keyword, and improved legibility of articles as a result of Readability’s text parsing engine. The feature that was most spotlighted in the update’s release notes, though, was the app’s full support for the new iPad’s Retina display. But here’s the thing: it was never there.
Upon installing the update on the new iPad, the app’s text and UI elements were noticeably blurry. The much-emphasized Retina iPad support was nowhere in sight in Taptu. It turned out that this problem was a known issue. Representing the team behind Taptu, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis had this to say about the matter:
No matter how embarrassing this is, I have to admit, we have a bug with Retina displays. I won’t bore you with the technicalities and I don’t think anyone cares, but we are of course gutted this went wrong. We have found what went wrong with the submission to Apple and we will be updating the app shortly.
The good news is that, as of yesterday, the real full support for the new iPad’s Retina display is now available in Taptu. In Version 2.1.1 of the app, gone are the blurry text and UI elements. Taptu is now Retina-ready, and it’s for real. Kudos to Konstantinos and the rest of the Taptu team for the prompt patch.
Taptu is available as a universal app in the App Store for free. With its latest working update, Taptu now displays your social news streams on your new iPad in full Retina glory.