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  • Calling All Devs: The iPad Needs You... Now!


    Well, what took so long? That's the question many developers are asking tonight on the heels of Apple's big announcement. This morning, a boatload of devs first began reporting the arrival of an email from Apple clearing the way for iPad app submissions.

    With enticing language inviting developers to be part of the forthcoming grand opening of the iPad App Store, Apple is asking devs to turn in their best iPad apps before March 27th for an initial review so that the App Review Team can provide feedback and ready the app ahead of the launch of the iPad App Store. Developers are required to build their apps using beta 5 of the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK.

    This week on ModMyi, we've covered Apple's ongoing struggles with potential networking and content providers to lay out a wealth of outstanding digital offerings by April 3rd. Along the way, however, more than a few bumps in the road have hindered Apple from lining up the type of deals necessary to give the first wave of iPad users a truly dynamic introduction to the long awaited tablet.

    With a potential "content shortfall" on tap for the iPad - at least in terms of content provided by major multimedia and publishing outlets - Apple is now signaling to devs that their time to shine has come. Apple is ready to open the floodgates. And if the interest measured among developers in recent months proves accurate, there's a good possibility that no one will be thinking about a "content shortfall" once the iPad App Store finally opens.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Calling All Devs: The iPad Needs You... Now! started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Now that's what I'm talking about! Where's my SDK! Time to make it happen!
    1. playful_cyanide's Avatar
      playful_cyanide -
      Now we can have Uber-Fart apps, and Uber-Sized Hand Warmers. (and uber-sized flash lights to drain the battery) Oh, the possibilities.
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      Quote Originally Posted by playful_cyanide View Post
      Now we can have Uber-Fart apps, and Uber-Sized Hand Warmers. Oh, the possibilities.
      You forgot giant flash lights! But seriously I'm curious to see what the devs come up with.
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      crosses finger for an iSteamy app
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
      You forgot giant flash lights! But seriously I'm curious to see what the devs come up with.
      and the porn-but-not-porn apps! don't forget those!
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      I'm submitting my new app "iDoorStop", it allowed you to use your ipad to hold doors open. Be on theookout for my future release of " iHammer" and "iFrisbee"
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Effenpig! View Post
      I'm submitting my new app "iDoorStop", it allowed you to use your ipad to hold doors open. Be on theookout for my future release of " iHammer" and "iFrisbee"
      will be best sellers for sure

    1. ukoda's Avatar
      ukoda -
      Meh. Use of their SDK blocks me from ever distributing an app outside their channels and if my app does something true useful or cutting edge it will normally be block until the app is stripped of what made it desirable. I don't write Windows software (except Lazarus apps) because it's a moving target. I don't write iPhone/iPad apps because it's a censored target. That leaves Linux, Android and Mac OS X. I stopped trusting Microsoft Windows because they would abandon the preferred dev platform every couple of years. Apple does the same but on longer cycles so it not so bad keeping up so far but what if the next desktop OS to replace OS X is an iPhone style closed shop. Is it worth the risk? Right now if Lazarus supports it I support it, so no iPad dev for me.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      ^ silly. Add humans to the comparison, you get about the same results, a check for multitasking and maybe even one for standard ports( for females anyway). To be fair you should go the other way and list everything the ipad has that a rock doesn't.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Effenpig! View Post
      ^ silly. Add humans to the comparison, you get about the same results, a check for multitasking and maybe even one for standard ports( for females anyway). To be fair you should go the other way and list everything the ipad has that a rock doesn't.
      rocks - starts fire, kills birds, sharpened into weapon

      ipad - has a bright screen, will make you popular with 30+ year olds that are afraid they are getting old, so they buy useless crap that they think is trendy.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      We get it. You don't like it. Maybe you can just add " I hate the ipad" to your info that way you don't have to waste your time trolling every single ipad thread
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      yay, another iPad-bash-thread
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Lmao, lolcats1 is awesome!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Effenpig! View Post
      We get it. You don't like it. Maybe you can just add " I hate the ipad" to your info that way you don't have to waste your time trolling every single ipad thread
      give me some ipod/iphone 4g stuff and i'll gladly leave the ipad alone. but until then, cope
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      I'll get over. It will just take a little time and some intensive therapy

      It - I'll get over it

      I won't get over this lack of edit on iPhone app though, not even /with/ therapy
    1. hxclos's Avatar
      hxclos -
      lol, Wah! Stop hating on the iPad! Wah! Excuse me for trying to find reasons to get one. I was looking forward to it until it was unveiled. For now, I'm keeping the wait and see but it's not looking good for Apple
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      bro you don't make much sense
    1. hxclos's Avatar
      hxclos -
      lol, Wah! Stop hating on the iPad! Wah! Excuse me for trying to find reasons to get one. I was looking forward to it until it was unveiled. For now, I'm keeping the wait and see but it's not looking good for Apple.
      It's funny how they are begging for apps right now but in time, let the blockade begin
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      "bro you don't make much sense"

      lol- that's because he's a moron

      And would somebody please ban " helloma" before he floods this place with more spam- thanks
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I was going to make a useful comment on this thread, but then I read all of the garbage bashing and thought "what is the point?". You guys are really taking away from the value of this forum. We come here to discuss articles, products, and troubleshoot issues. We do not come here to trash and bash every Apple announcement. If everyday you wake up and say to yourself "Let's go bash Apple on an Apple forum", then you have some real issues. One of them that comes to mind is immaturity and another is ignorance. I have continued to post less and less over the last month because of this ongoing issue and stick only to the Help threads of the forum. So please people, if you are not going to add anything productive to the discussion, then just take it somewhere else.