SDK is a dealbreaker!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mkallevik, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Mkallevik macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Look at what developers have done with the iPhone. I can only imagine what they will do with the iPad.
  2. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    I imagine iPad development will be more of an experiment for most companies. Their larger market is still, and will probably always be, the iPhone. They'll either write programs to be resolution independent, or just have iPad users scale them for a while.
  3. Mkallevik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    True, but obviously people are showing interest in this product for some reason. This product can be consumers new way of using a computer and desktops/laptops will be limited to work use. I don't expect this to happen anytime soon, but eventually, why not? Of course by then it will have lots of new features.
  4. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Showing interest and actually getting a big enough market share for developers are two different things. I think until the numbers are big enough to justify spending development resources, most devs will not be putting too much development time into it. My guess is you will see devs work to get their apps to fit the screen better. But I don't foresee devs spending time utilizing iPad only features too much until the market is there.
  5. Mkallevik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    I guess we have to just wait and see ;)
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    As a developer the iPad is much more exciting to me from a creative standpoint than the iPhone/Pod. It looks like Apple has already done a good job setting an example of how to translate an app's design onto the iPad, and hopefully other devs will put in the time and effort to create equally beautiful apps.
  7. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2006
    I wonder where the average price for iPad specific apps will settle.

    The iPad app market may differ from the iPhone/Touch and equilibrate at a different price point. I would speculate that the additional screen real estate combined with the greater processing power will result in more elaborate apps with greater development time and thus a higher average price.
  8. Mkallevik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    I Agree.
  9. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    I agree. I just hope that the "app factory" devs who crank out 100s of one-screen useless apps won't flood this device with crap too.
  10. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I am sure they will... I just hope they can be sorted out of the way.

    I have not browsed the app store in a long time. Perhaps they need to add a developer filter to just block out a list of developers whom you don't want to see apps from.
  11. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    Same here. 4x the screen real estate is awesome. The possibilities are endless.
  12. jaykk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002

    It will make a good kiosk system, connect to a 42"inch tv via VGA and mirror the display image. Its much better solution than spending $10,000 on Table Computer aka Surface from MS. For $499, iPad is a steal for those applications.

    So I guess this device have a lot of potential.
  13. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006

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