If you're a developer thinking of building upon the new animated navigation features in iOS 7, you might want to post some kind of medical warning in your terms and conditions first.
According to several reports that stemmed from an initial comment in an Apple discussion forum, the zooming and parallax animations in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest mobile OS is giving a number of users motion sickness.
This initially caused stunned disbelief among developers and software professionals.
While some took it fairly seriously...
Sounds like a joke but it isn´t: Motion sickness in iOS7 is making a lot of noise. http://t.co/RoxhlF8P5n— Chema Martin (@ChemaMartin77) September 26, 2013
...others couldn't believe what some people get away with.
iOS 7 users, here's a great excuse: "I tried to call in sick but everytime I looked at the phone I was violently ill" http://t.co/jlzZDWUdCL— simonandrew (@simonandrew) September 26, 2013
There were more than a few developers who took to Twitter suggesting the motion sickness may have come from some consumers spending a little too much time with their iPhone 5s and that they might want to think about adjusting their settings.
Based on the number of retweets, however, nothing summed up the general reaction to iOS 7 motion sickness better than this:
iOS 7 motion sickness: Hey Bill, check out this paralla—BLLLARRRRGGGGHGHHHH! AppleCare+. Boom.— Gilbert Tang (@gilberttangjr) September 29, 2013