Amazon has unveiled its Kindle app for the iPad (and other tablet computers). In the shots I’ve seen so far it looks pretty much as you’d expect if you’ve ever used the Kindle app for the iPhone. The company’s description for the app talks of its beautiful user interface that includes:
Tailored to the size, look, and feel of your tablet computer
Customize background color and font size to ease eye strain
Adjust screen brightness from within the app to make reading easier
Page turn animation replicates the look of turning a page in a book. Or choose Basic Reading
Mode for a simpler and unadorned reading experience
“While the rumor mill was churning with all kinds of crazy possibilities for the Apple tablet, I mostly rolled my eyes, because I felt strongly that all Apple needed to do to revolutionize computing was simply to make an iPhone with a large screen. Anyone who feels underwhelmed by that doesn’t understand how much of the iPhone OS’s potential is still untapped,” wrote Joe Hewitt (see below), software engineer from Santa Cruz, CA. Continue reading →
Apple’s "Meet iPad" ad, which debuted during the Oscars, became the second-most viewed viral video ad last week. Michael Learmonth, writing for AdAge, points out that "Apple has had a YouTube channel since 2005, but only recently started using it. In the past, they’d focused on driving views on Apple.com, but for the iPad, they allowed the video to be embedded across the web, and views were distributed across 100 different placements."
Near 2.5 million views. I reckon this is another little sign of how interest in the iPad has been growing in the weeks since its announcement.
Vers iPad case is handcrafted from locally sourced and managed hardwoods like Eucalyptus, Pine wood, and also bamboo. These cases are each unique and stunningly beautiful and guaranteed to draw envious looks from their natural texture to their warm color. For every tree that is used in making these cases Vers has a partnership with Arbor Day Foundation to replant 100 trees where they are most needed (click the link to see how you can help too).
Striking looking (especially if you’re into wood cases for your mobile devices), and with some solid green principles behind it, this Vers Audio Bamboo iPad Case looks quite interesting.
TUAW and others are reporting that Ngmoco – prolific iPhone app publishers of Rolando, Elimnate Pro, several Touch Pet apps and nearly 50 titles overall for the iPhone App Store – are planning to have up to six new iPad titles ready for the iPad’s launch day. Apparently the folks at Touch Arcade have predicted the six will be:
Flick Fishing is one of my daughter’s favorite iPhone apps. Word Fu – another Ngmoco title – is one of my favorite iPhone word games.
Have any of you got any Ngmoco titles you’re especially keen to see come to the iPad?
The video demo of an app called Redfish for iPad looks quite good. It’s a very interactive, lighthearted and fun looking app aimed at younger kids. It looks like an app that will entertain while also educating a little.
I have not found any details as yet on when we might see this and cannot find an existing app in the App Store, but it looks like potentially quite a fun little app for those with young kids.