Official/Unoffical list of programs made specifically for iPad2

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  1. carrotboy5000 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, does anyone have a link to a site that lists all programs made specifically for the iPad2?
    I am in particular interested in applications that use the dual core and upgraded graphics processor more heavily. Thank you.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    http://appshopper.com/ipad/
    Above link gives you a list of iPad optimized apps. Not sure how you would find apps that make use of the extra CPU / GPU of iPad 2, however.
     
  3. carrotboy5000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looking for a list that of apps specifically made or optimized for the ipad 2 such as infinity blade.
     
  4. Nyalotha macrumors member

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    Infinity Blade works on both, quite well...? Or does the game change if you have a 2?
     
  5. carrotboy5000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Infinity Blade is a game which received specific graphical enhancement for the iPad 2. I was just using this game as an example.
     
  6. RayK macrumors 6502

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    Gears is a game that turns up the graphics for the iPad 2 as well. Real racing 2 hd is very pretty on the iPad 2 and will output 1080 p to a tv over hdmi.
     
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Collision Effect just received an udpate that brings iPad2-specific graphics enhancements. This is an addictive little game with hypnotic qualities that I keep coming back to.
     
  8. RayK macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Loving it.
     
  9. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Blatant self-promotion here, but Camera Boost is ipad2-only. It pushes the A5 nice and hard to realtime effects with the ipad camera. The iphone 4 / ipad1 are too slow for this (and the ipad1 of course has no camera anyway).
     
  10. kevingaffney macrumors 6502a

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    So where is the glut of games that will only work on iPad2 as predicted after the release of the iPad2. Answer they never materialised because the original was so good and the upgrade was minimal. Ios5 you can be sure, will also work fine on both. If you were to believe some of the rubbish here, the iPad2 is streets ahead of the original. No it's not
     
  11. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Given that the Ipad 2 has been out for just 3 months and there are still a lot more Ipads than Ipad 2s, it doesn't make much sense this early to release Ipad-2-only games, simply because they would miss a large part of the market. But if you look at Ipad-2-optimized games such as Dead Space, Real Racing 2 or Infinity Blade, it's pretty obvious that the hardware is quite a bit more capable than the original Ipad's.
     
  12. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    The hardware is massively more capable. There's a few things stopping devs from really pushing it though:

    - Lack of customers. iPad 1 still outnumbers ipad2 maybe 5:1. That means if you target ipad2 only, you target 1/6 of the market, and get 1/6 of the sales and 1/6 of the potential chart rankings. That's not all that appealing if the devs want to get paid ;)

    - For most games, it's not necessary. Would angry birds be better in 3d with fancy lighting and shadows?

    - Lack of skill/time/manpower. Writing games that really push the hardware is hard. Not that many developers can do it, and it takes quite a bit of time and effort. If you have a big, highly skilled team like epic, then yeah you can make infinity blade. For the smaller companies, they have to be a bit more realistic about what is achievable.

    On that last point, how many games really push the ipad 1's hardware? Infinity blade I would say does, real racing, perhaps a couple more? That's after a year. The ipad 2 has been out a few months, and I don't think *anything* really pushes it yet.
     

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