With the announcement of the iPad, Apple continues to work towards the path of world domination. Sure the device has met with a few critics (okay more than few) and some even call it an “iPod Touch on steroids”, the truth is that it is too early to dismiss it as superficial tech candy or pay heed to the scathing reviews. Why you may ask? Well, for starters it may pave the way for a new kind of tablet that bridges a gap between a notebook and a mobile device. However more importantly it may just revolutionize the technology landscape thanks to its purpose-built apps. The Appp store is already a success story courtesy the iPhone and iPod touch, so it’s only obvious that Apple is predicting the same kind of success.
The iPad App Store will work on the same principle as the iPhone/iPod store where one will come across paid as well free apps. Since the iPad is a new platform, almost like a computer and much bigger in size, logic says that the iPad apps will be more expensive as well as complicated. So the average iPad app price may just be around $10 or above and they may be available in various versions like Lite, Free, Pro, Premium etc. It is also no coincidence that the HD avatars of several App Store games are now available (Flight Control, Labyrinth 2, and Worms). If the iPad has piqued your interest then you will enjoy going through our list of iPad apps which are in demo.
Lets harp (pun intended) about the Air Harp App first which lets you get in touch with your musical side! This app has been developed by touchGrove.
No self-respecting gadget can be without a Star Trek reference. Trekkies will appreciate the Captain’s Log app which gives you access to social networking sites Trekkie styled.
The Mixr multitouch DJ app takes full advantage of the glorious iPad touchscreen. The app will support cross-fading, equalizing, cue, drag & drop tracks and much more.
No app repertoire is complete without a twitter based app and Twitepad does the job nicely.
The SlingPlayer app will fully utilize the oh so sweet screen of the iPad by providing a resolution beyond 320√ó240. Enjoying your favorite tv shows on the iPad will be a pretty neat experience.
All you budding Mozarts of the 21st century can now practice your music through the iPad as it will be prefect to read electronic sheet music. Developer forScore is already working on a sheet music app.
Another nifty iPad app in the works is PadNotes which lets you type and draw on any PDF.
The iPad Piano App Nota is yet another app that lets you show off your musical chops. Unlike the iPhone version, the iPad one will feature 2 octave pianos.
News junkies will be happy to know that the popular Instapaper app will be also available for the iPad. In fact those who have the Instapaper Pro for the iPhone will get it for free on the iPad.
Don’t be surprised by the news that there is a Kindle app in the pipeline. Its imperative that Amazon designs ebooks for the iPad since not all of us will be splurging on the Kindle reader.
Currently iPad sales estimates by trade pundits center around the 500,000 number. While the jury is still open on whether the device will sink or soar, it is clear that more than the feature set, it will be the apps that will play the final role in the fate of the iPad. So if you have already jumped on the iPad bandwagon, the most important question you may face is which version to get, the wifi or the 3G? Sound off your opinions below.