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The tablet gambling experience

1. Defining the journey

You need to optimize your layouts and other UI components for each targeted screen configuration, especially now the new phablet is here. Provide custom layouts as needed for large and xlarge screens. You can also provide layouts that are loaded based on the screen’s shortest dimension or for landscape or portrait.

In particular, make sure that your UI is not “stretched” across the screen: Lines of text should not be excessively long — optimize for a maximum 100 characters per line, with best results between 50 and 75.

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2. Don’t think mobile, don’t think desktop

Take advantage of extra screen area available on tablets

Multi-pane layouts result in a better visual balance on tablet screens, while offering more utility and legibility.

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3. Use the real estate

Tablet screens provide significantly more screen real estate to your app, especially when in landscape orientation. In particular, 10-inch tablets offer a greatly expanded area, but even 7-inch tablets give you more space for displaying content and engaging users.

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4. Defining the journey

As you consider the UI of your app when running on tablets, make sure that it is taking full advantage of extra screen area available on tablets. Here are some suggestions:

Look for opportunities to include additional content or use an alternative treatment of existing content.
Use multi-pane layouts on tablet screens to combine single views into a compound view. This lets you use the additional screen area more efficiently and makes it easier for users to navigate your app.
Plan how you want the panels of your compound views to reorganize when screen orientation changes.

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