I have an iPhone app whose overall UI is designed like this:
That is, a tab bar and different app perspectives within each tab item, and you can navigate to different views from within a tab.
I need to design a version of this same app for iPad, and my first idea was using the following layout:
That is, a split view inside a tab bar. I couldn't find anything in iOS HIG that forbids doing that, or even encouraging to avoid it, but I've read some posts dealing with this issue and it seems to be not recommended (for example, Split View inside of a Tab Bar in an iPad Application). I certainly couldn't find any example of a design like that in any app I've seen.
What could be the alternatives? Using simply a split view and placing the tab items as items of the split view's left side? (Like in Settings app). Or keeping a simple view with the tab bar as in the iPhone version? Or another option?
Thanks in advance