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Blogging from the iPad – w00t!
April 3, 2010|App DevelopmentBroncoGeeking OutMobile Dev

Blogging from the iPad – w00t!

So I got my hands on iPad today, it’s not mine really, but I get to play with it for a couple of days while I get it setup for a work project. My first reaction is that it’s pretty freakin’ cool, just like a proper Apple fanboy. I’m amazed at how nice the majority of the apps that I have look on it even when they are zoomed in to twice normal size. Both of my apps, FIB-U-LATOR and Karate Chapp scale remarkably well, and hold together visually at two times their designed size.

I also downloaded iBooks and started poking around to see how many of the books I have recently bought are in the store…. Yeah, that would be none. I know it just came out, would be a big use for me if it turns out to be something I can really get into reading on. I would rather have ebooks than have a huge library of books I may not read more than once.

Writing this post is a challenge too since the WordPress interface is really not working. The visual editor doesn’t work at all, I can’t scroll any of the in page elements like my categories or the editor. But then again, I’m sure there’s an app for that.

It seems that simple web browsing is faster on the iPad too that it is on my iPhone or iPod. It could be that it just seems that way because it’s a new toy and I’m still geeking out over it, or the newer device actually performs faster since it has newer chip. Probably a little of both.

Anyway, it’s really fun to play with, and I can totally see getting one when version two comes out, especially instead of a Kindle, which is a single use item.

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  • Georgia Miller
    May 13, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.’*;

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