You are mistaken if you think iPad is a big iPod Touch device only meant for those who can be obsessed with it.
iPad developers have recently revealed that the iPad with its 10-inch touchscreen has remarkable potential in terms of its use in different industries. Currently, more information about iPad apps and names of their developers are kept confidential as per client preferences.
While most of the iPhone apps are being positioned and meant for mass usage, developers would also like us to believe that there’s going to be specialty iPhone apps to be used for business purposes in industries aimed at enhancing creativity and new developments. With iPads already having entered the market, hundreds and thousand of iPad apps are waiting to be released in addition to the almost 1000 iPad apps that were released on an exclusive iPad section of the App store.
Also price wise there will be a change for the user as iPad apps will not be available for free unlike the first generation iPhone apps which were almost free. So instead, 85% will be paid apps and 15% free as iPad apps will adopt Mobclix’s network. Mobclix also announced that the price of iPad apps would range from $6 to $10 depending on the paid apps attached to iPAd.
Here are three specialty iPad apps that would influence the industries:
IPad a good device for the medical staff.
One of the system integration company, Enterprise Mobile’s CEO, Mort Rosenthal quoted that Medical and healthcare staff would like the idea of carrying the iPad around the hospital as a large clipboard, checking the patients records with speed and ease.
As the need for developing and maintaining EMR is gaining momentum, hospital staff would require to access the patient’s electronic documents with speed and comfort. iPhones does not seem to provide that comfort due to its small screen, which neither gives a good view of patient’s chart nor is it easy to enter data. For this reason tablets would find their own place in the healthcare industry.
Also medical iPad has the ability to record voice notes-quoted by a developer who is developing medical iPad and working for Mobclix’s network. With the advantage of iPad being much easier to work with, it seems there is great potential of iPad to replace clipboards and tablets.
How useful for your upscale restaurant?
After two weeks of launch of the iPad by Steve Jobs, some of the developers acquired iPad app contract work or were finalizing deals at MacWorld Expo held in San Francisco. A couple of developers were saying to me that for them it is quite a challenge to work on iPad apps meant for upscale restaurants chains.
So in all possibilities, iPad would replace the paper menus and it will show you the type of dishes on offer with any other information pertaining to them, and may be a video showing the way some of the dishes are cooked. You can also scroll down and see the type of fish or ingredients used in the dish.
Developers involved in this iPad app mentioned that the deals are in initial stages as the upscale restaurants still want to make sure that iPad apps can be really useful and be cost effective as it is obvious that it is a bit expensive than paper menus.
All speculations of the iPad’s ability to revive the newsprint industry reached its summit when the Wall Street Journal made its plans public to launch a $18 per month iPad subscription.
After analyzing the iPad, Walt Mossberg from The Wall Street Journal mentioned that he is quite impressed by the design and functions of the pre-release copy of The Wall Street Journal’s new iPad app and believe that it is the best electronic version of the newspaper he has ever viewed.
In all practical sense, major newspapers will contain iPad apps. In tomorrow’s release, newspapers having iPad apps would be the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Others most likely are USA Today, the Associated Press and Reuters and also Bloomberg.
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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