There’s a mad rush amongst developers to come up with Apps that work flawlessly on the much hyped iPad. The initial craze to have as many apps available on the iPad right from the day the iPad begins its commercial journey has given way to a more sustained rush to have more and more apps up for the grabs on the iPad. Developers are vying each other in being the first to create utility applications of the first kind suitable for the iPad.
One of the main reasons for the phenomenal success of the iPhone was the applications that were available, some free and others to pay. Understandably and naturally the most sought after and in demand application being in the game genre. However, social networking software also has its share of followers. Given the fact and as announced by Apple that the iPad would be compatible with all iPhone applications has further added to the demand rating of the iPad while makers are also keen to create apps that are exclusive to the iPad.
However, for the developers wishing to create newer utilities, the going wasn’t smooth though. For instance, they had to do without the actual device for which they are creating the apps. Without a real iPad for testing out the applications, they were forced to use a simulated version of the iPad running on a Mac for their application development activities. This is bound to give rise to bugs and unpredictable flaws in the application when they are run on the real iPad. But now that the device al already hit stores, things surely will improve for the better as developers now have the device to fine-tune their applications.
A few companies were lucky, for they were given access to the wonder gadget to test out their applications. Companies like the MLB, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times were given the actual device under very strict compliance requisites of secrecy, like keeping the device in an isolated room with blackened windows while making sure the device is fastened to a fixed object at all times. So these companies should have their apps working perfectly on the iPad right from first day first show.
The next application that has a large market share is the e-book reading applications. While the Kindle and Nook might be hit hard with the advent of the iPad and other such Tablet PCs in the offing, they wish to continue selling their e-books on the iPad. So both of them have come up with their respective e-reader apps and as per the latest news, both the Kindle and the B&N e-reader apps is currently available for the iPad.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email