One new thing I’ve noticed in the App Store, now that iPad apps are live in it, is that search results are divided nicely – so as you can see in the screenshot above iPhone results are labeled as just ‘Apps’ and iPad results are labeled ‘iPad Apps’.
I like this – it makes it easy to spot what you’re after. I wish they’d do more clear divisions like this throughout the App Store now – so that it is easy to browse apps in only or other group when you want to. It feels clumsy in this respect right now.
Oh hell yeah! HomeRun Battle 3D – my all-time favorite iPhone sports game and winner of the Best Sports Game at the 2009 Best App Ever Awards – has already got an iPad version out.
HomeRun Battle 3D for iPad will definitely be among the first apps I try out tomorrow. I just have to see my tape-measure shots flying out of the park on that lovely big screen – and online head-to-head matchups should be even better as well I hope.
Well, it’s finally almost here – right around 24 hours to go before the iPad is launched and available to buy.
I don’t know where my widget is getting 18 hours from. It is 8:34AM where I live as I write this post – so I figure it is just over 24 hours until my local Apple stores start selling iPads at 9:00am tomorrow morning. I could see 23 hours being shown on the widget, if it uses the Eastern time zone – but anywhere else in the US it’s going to still be nighttime 18 hours from now.
Anyway, I’ll be waiting outside my local Apple store at around 7:00AM tomorrow – and hoping to get out of there with a shiny new iPad as early as lines permit.
How about you all? How are you handling the waiting? Are you going to a store or waiting on a delivery truck?
Idle moments. Remember when you used to sit in the park, lost in your lover’s eyes? Now you’re both busy checking messages on your iPhone. Just wait until you get an iPad and you can lock the screen so it won’t flip annoyingly as you try to lay in bed, half awake reading the latest headlines. Now you’ll have a fixed, big screen display giving you bleary-eyed access to all the information that used to stay attached to your desktop computer. The times you spent doing nothing are all now dead.
Daniel Eran Dilger has a brilliant post up on ‘iPad The Destroyer’ and 19 things it will kill. It’s a blistering rundown of everything from DVDs to ereader devices, game consoles, and even our idle, romantic moments – as you can see above – that will be killed off by the iPad.
There’s plenty in there that some will argue strongly against – but I think a lot of it is spot on – especially the various bits on how badly Microsoft has lost their way and how far behind they are now.
It’s a great read – and sure to fuel some heated debate as well. Check it out here:
The iPad App Store went live this afternoon. Or, more accurately, iPad apps are now live on the App Store. There’s no separate app store for iPad apps as far as I can see so far.
After all these weeks of anticipation and app developers having to be cagey about plans and dates for iPad app releases, it is great to see a large number of major apps ready with custom iPad versions – including lots of familiar icons for some iPhone favorites.
I’ve spent a fair while nosing around the App Store and checking out the new iPad apps, and I’ve got some quick first impressions on how things look, on which notable apps are in there, and on iPad apps pricing.
The iPad App Store is alive and kicking in iTunes.
Wow. I had just about got round to thinking ‘it’s only one more day‘ and feeling OK about Saturday getting here soon. Then I began seeing tweets about iPad apps and went into iTunes and Boom, it is full of iPad apps!
Now my patience has gone right out the window and Saturday seems an eternity away – as seeing all these apps raring to go has got me way pumped up.
I’ll post some quick impressions later, but for now I’ll just say the apps lineup is looking very strong already – check it out in iTunes when you get a chance.
Ready… on spur of the moment you decide to get away for the weekend. Fire… you pack the car and leave the house without knowing exactly where you’re headed. Aim… all you need now is a destination… all you need is iPad. Continue reading →
The Pinball is an upcoming iPad app that includes a set of pinball tables from the makers of Wild West Pinball, The Deep Pinball, and Jungle Style Pinball for the iPhone.
I’ve never tried out the iPhone versions of these apps, but they all have solid-looking user ratings and they look impressive. The iPad screenshots sent to use by the developers – OOO Gameprom – look great.
Stephen Fry has a nice, quick iPad unboxing video up. It’s an interesting one because he spends very little time on the iPad itself and shows off several of the Apple iPad accessories – including the keyboard dock and the case.
I’m still wondering whether we’ll see any of these available in the Apple stores on Saturday – last time I called my local one they had no idea yet whether they’d have any.