When I read ebooks on my phone, I usually do it in landscape mode. I prefer having a wider screen so that the text doesn’t wrap every tenth word. In the Wallachia app designed a different page footer that gets shown when you’re on a phone in landscape mode. It’s a little more compact, which lets me squeeze an extra line of text on the page.

Today, when I was making tweaks to the footer for the new version of the app, I had a small design realization: I don’t need the footer at all in compact mode. The page number can just go in the upper-left corner of the screen. Right now in version 1.2.2, on an iPhone 11 in landscape mode at the default text size, you get eleven lines of text. In the new version, I can fit thirteen in. That’s 18% more text, which means fewer page flips!