I'm looking for the best way to present a list of chapters on an iPhone. My first stab was to create a vertically scrolling table with a row for each chapter. For example, when showing the chapters of the Book of Psalms from the Bible, it looks like:
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 ... Chapter 149 Chapter 150
This can be slightly improved by showing an index on the right that lets you jump around the list more quickly (say, with 1, 10, 20, 30, etc.).
That works, but others I'm working with would prefer to have three columns, so that there is less vertical scrolling. My concern is that the user would then need to scan horizontally as well as vertically. Is there any research to suggest which way is better, or does anyone have experience with another solution that might work better than these?