Twitterrific for iPad Startup Error – Everyone Seeing This?

Twitterrific for iPad startup error

Every time I launch Twitterrific for iPad I see the same error – the one shown above saying ‘Twitter API Error – The Twitter servers are currently unavailable. Please try again later.’

It’s a rogue error though.  I can jump to Tweetie on my iPhone or Mac, or Twitter via a browser, and see no connection issues.  Twitterrific itself also connects just fine of I hit the Refresh button on the main timeline immediately after OKing the error.  So, this is not a huge deal – but it’s annoying and obvously a major slow-down in seeing what’s new.

Anyone else seeing this?  I had a quick browse of App Store reviews but did not see this mentioned. 

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The First Crazy iPad App Rejection?

iPad Dashboard App

It didn’t take long for the iPad side of the App Store to see its first stupid app rejection by Apple’s reviewers.  The app pictured above is the Dashboard app, intended for the iPad – but rejected by Apple because it:

contradicted the iPad’s user experience

What does that even mean?  That’s not a reason I can recall hearing in amongst many crazy iPhone app rejections. It definitely sounds like another App Store decision ripe for reversal if the developer presses their case.

In the meantime, you can see a video demo of the app at Gizmodo:

http://gizmodo.com/5513525/ipad-dashboard-app-rejected-for-contradicting-ipads-user-experience

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New iPad Market – Iggy & Colleagues

 

Ha – excellent video.  Smart cat.  My big goofball dog gives the iPad one good, long sniff per day, determines that it doesn’t seem easily edible, and ignores it. 

Anyone else have pets vying for iPad time?

Via: Gizmodo

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Review: Crosswords for iPad

Crosswords iPad app

Crosswords brings you a great, and continuously updated, selection of crossword puzzles to solve on your iPad.  It’s actually a ‘universal’ app – meaning that a single version of it supports the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

I’ve tried out Crosswords on the iPhone a long while back and it was a solid game – but I was hoping for more on the iPad, for something closer to the feeling of doing a crossword in an actual newspaper.

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Review: Tap Tap Radiation for iPad

Tap Tap Radiation, created by Tapulous, delivers their successful Tap Tap franchise to the iPad.  If you have ever played any of the Tap Tap game titles on the iPhone you will feel right at home.  The new version for the iPad takes full advantage of the larger screen’s enhanced resolution.  When you first launch the game, you are asked to complete a profile.  If you have already played a Tap Tap game before you can use the same username to log in. Continue reading

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Evernote Updated – Finally Runs on My iPad

Evernote for iPad

Hurrah.  The Evernote app got an update yesterday – to Version 3.3.2 – and now it will finally run without crashes on my iPad. Previously it was continually failing to launch after using it just a few times, crashing straight back to the home screen – even after a couple of remove and reinstall efforts.

 

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iPad’s International Launch Delayed a Month

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Apple on Wednesday revealed that demand for the iPad is far higher than the company predicted, with more than a half-million U.S.-only sales in the first week. As a result, it has delayed the international launch of the iPad until the end of May.

Ouch.  I feel sorry for those of you who were just getting excited about getting an iPad in around 10 days, and now have another month tacked onto the wait.

Now a date to remember is May 10 if you’re looking to acquire an iPad outside of the US.  That’s when international pricing will be announced and Apple will begin taking online pre-orders. Apparently US 3G model pre-order deliveries are still on track.

Via: Apple Insider

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Hooked – on We Rule on the iPad

We Rule for iPad

Yup, i have to admit it – I am now well and truly hooked on the We Rule game on the iPad.

This is not the type of game I normally like at all.  My daughter persuaded me to try it out, and coached me on how to play and get through the first few levels.  She plays on her Touch and my wife is playing as well on her iPhone – and it’s all getting quite competitive and obsessive now. 

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What Do You Think of iPad App Prices So Far?

AppPrices

So the iPad has been out for around 10 days now – and we’ve all done a huge amount of browsing around, installing, and trying out iPad apps right? 

One thing that was clear as soon as we started seeing iPad apps hit the App Store is that they are priced a fair bit higher than their iPhone counterparts.  Many apps seem to be priced right around a mid-point between an iPhone app sort of price and a Mac app’s price point – much like the iPad itself is filling a space between iPhone and laptop / desktop.

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Two Heavyweight Remote Access Apps Hit the iPad: LogMeIn Ignition and Citrix Receiver

Citrix Receiver for iPad

The iPad versions of two blue-chip remote access apps have hit the iPad App Store today.  Citrix Receiver for iPad and LogMeIn Ignition’s universal binary edition (with versions for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) are both available in the App Store now.

Citrix Receiver will likely be a popular choice with corporate staff whose companies have the required server-side software from Citrix, while LogMeIn Ignition can be used by home users as well.

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Finally – Some New Featured iPad Apps in the App Store

New and Noteworthy iPad apps

If you’re anything like me and you take several looks per day at the App Store looking for what’s new in the iPad apps section, you’ll have noticed that just about nothing changed in the featured sections after iPad launch day.

Until today.  It looks like after 10 days Apple has let a few more prominent iPad apps slip into the store.  Two that leapt out at me just now are a couple of remote access leaders – Citrix Receiver and LogMeIn Ignition for iPad.

If you’d given up on seeing anything new in featured iPad apps, you may want to go have another peek now. :)

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