Platisher (publishing platform, natch) Medium initially launched a dedicated iOS application back in March, which is designed strictly for consumption, not for writing. Medium is ripe for a mobile app, given its focus on attractively-packaged content, but the iPad was arguably a more logical initial destination. Today, the app gets an update that makes it universal, so it’s optimized for Apple’s larger iOS devices.
The Medium app for iPad likewise focuses on reading, not writing, and brings in all the same blog content that was available on iPhone and web previously. It groups images into thematic collections, and lets you bookmark and share stuff you enjoy. You can also now follow friends and preferred writers in the app directly and add notes the content recommendations you share justifying your decision to spam.