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PostSubject: The iPad, another game changing device from Apple   Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:45 pm

I've been waiting a long time for this item, glad to see the tech is finally up to Apples standards to make it at a low price. I'll be getting one when I return to Canada, even if I have to cross the border to pick one up although they should be in Canada by June.

Some people found its features underwhelming but thats because Apple is waiting to show off iPhone OS 4.0 w/ background apps and I am sure other amazing features some for iPod Touch and iPhone and I am sure a few cool ones just for the iPad.

This will be a game changer like the iPhone was, this is a low price but vastly better than a netbook and in my opinion better than a laptop experience.

I asked on the OE forums to Paul if in light of the iPad announcement are there plans to take advantage of the larger screen, more power or other features of the iPad?

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PostSubject: Re: The iPad, another game changing device from Apple   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:20 pm

Someone mentioned on one of the forums sites a good suggestion for utilizing the iPad for OE. It was to allow for Mobile Safari to run the browser version of OE. I am not sure if theres a way to tell the distinction between the iPad and the iPhone/iPod Touch but considering its meant to play a different role than Apples smaller devices, I am guessing there will be. Although I am not a web developer so I am unaware of how much work would be behind it.

Right now the iPad could run the OE App either in a iPhone resolution in the center of the screen or stretched to fit. While not pretty at the moment it does the trick.

Also, I know making an entirely iPad optimized app is a long way off as there a lot of crashing fixes to be focused on first for the much larger user base. OE is a business and needs to put its larger user base first in order to keep bringing in subscriptions.

But from what I have been reading Apple has made it easy in the new SDK for devs to add support to their apps for the iPads resolution, this could be a relatively quick addition at some point.

Of course its quite a ways off but the already mentioned hyrbid interface of the browser and the current app would be an awesome user experience.

While bringing this up even before the launch may be getting ahead of ourselves, especially considering I am not going to be doing any of the dev work, but the iPad resolution update and later an iPad specific interface could be inapp purchases. Personally I don't see while players wouldn't be willing to pay a few dollars to get these updates, think of them as an OE bake sale.

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PostSubject: Cats, now iPad ready   Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:23 am