I was excited to see that the new update included iPad support, and quickly purchased it, but I've been very disappointed with the experience. I'm using it on iPad mini 4 in 10.3.2.
The screen isn't responsive and doesn't grow and shrink when switching of from landscape to portrait or vice versa.so if I'm in landscape mode and reorient to portrait, there is a large black space, taking up half the screen. Also, recipe pictures don't expand to the full frame of the screen, leaving a large white space/sidebar on the right side. The UI isn't very intuitive and it took a few tries to figure out how to get out of cooking mode. There should be a static button in a corner layered above the pictures in cooking mode that gives the option to leave that mode.
Lastly, I know you want people to sign up to get metrics, but it should be optional. I don't want to be bombarded with a signup screen every time I load an app that I paid $3 for. It's highly spammy and bad for UX. It should appear once on initial load and that's it. I should also be able to save/favorite recipes locally, if I don't want to sign up for that feature, especially (again), for an app that is $3. These tactics are typical of a free app, but not paid.
I hope these kinks are worked out in a future update. I've been a fan of budget bytes for many years now. I hope the app issues will mirror the high quality and effort put into the site. The UX should be seamless and not steal focus from the purpose, the awesome recipes. :)
Edit: version 3.20
Same issues persist. Don't charge a premium price if you don't have a premium app.