I Wish the Medium iOS App Had Better Navigation

I love the experience of using the web version of Medium. The iOS experience, not so much. Here are a few changes I’d want to see.

Simple changes with a lot of added functionality

Perfecting a writing experience on a mobile interface is a tough challenge. I can see why Medium would want to take their time thinking through adding that functionality, or not supporting it at all. I wish the reading experience was better though, since that’s the entire focus of the mobile app version of the site. They’ve done a great job adapting how the actual posts are displayed. The process of finding posts could be improved a great deal.

To solve this, I’d suggest adding more navigation features in the form of a navbar on the bottom of the screen. Tapping the logo in the top corner is a nightmare. I want the navigation to be especially accessible, not out of reach and unnoticeable.