I'm working on an iPhone app with a detail view that fits exactly on a (vertical) iPhone screen. Here's a screenshot of the view in question:
The problem is that I also need to display a Tool Bar in the Detail View and that Tool Bar does not fit on the screen anymore.
So I have two options to make room for the Tool Bar:
- Use a Scroll View. This works, of course but it's not ideal, especially since it's not very obvious that there is more content at the bottom of the screen.
- Hide the Tab Bar on the very bottom of the screen while the detail view is visible.
I'd be inclined to use the second approach, but Apple's iPhone Human Interface Guidelines seem to suggest that the Tool Bar should always be visible.
How strict is Apple with regards to these guidelines? And what would you do?