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decryption
28th January 2010, 08:13 PM
What sort of apps do you want to see up on the big (small) screen?

ComicZeal (http://www.bitolithic.com/ComicZeal/comiczeal.htm) would rock on the iPad.

As would a nice RTS. But some original IP. Not just rehashes of C&C. I'd love with a remake of Total Annihilation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Annihilation) though!

Instapaper (http://www.instapaper.com/) - like, duh (wouldn't need much work from the current iPhone app though)

Wired Magazine - Conde Nast should release Wired as an app with a subscription model. Put in some multimedia to go with the usual A-grade written content and A+++ design.

Eliss (http://www.toucheliss.com/) - a bigger screen would make the game even more fun than it is now

Fairfax/News Corp/ABC app - hopefully some Australian media outlets get their shit together and make a news app on the level of the Guardian app

What sort of stuff do you guys wanna see?

bljpoad
28th January 2010, 08:24 PM
I would like to see Papers for iPhone (http://mekentosj.com/papers/iphone/) ported across and as bad as it might sound, a LaTeX system like TeXShop (http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/) would be awesome (for me anyway). Papers would be great on that size screen!
- Berwyck

MrJesseRoss
28th January 2010, 08:52 PM
Wired Magazine - Conde Nast should release Wired as an app with a subscription model. Put in some multimedia to go with the usual A-grade written content and A+++ design.

Yesssssss.

Wired is the perfect magazine to showcase what's possible with this technology. Imagine all their lovely diagrams and graphs all animated and able to be manipulated around the screen. I would love to see that.

wholikespotatoes
28th January 2010, 10:01 PM
DJing or sampling apps !

Imagine Ableton on such a device :D

Andrew T Chadwick
28th January 2010, 10:12 PM
The fact that iWork works on the iPad sold me, some lighweight drawing app's and some productivty app's would be a gamechanger for some buisnises.

eaglesteve2
28th January 2010, 10:28 PM
The fact that iWork works on the iPad sold me, some lighweight drawing app's and some productivty app's would be a gamechanger for some buisnises.

I think we can expect even more applications, perhaps something like photoshop to become available in the future. I think people knows that it is the applications that make or break the success of any mobile device.

Joey1983
28th January 2010, 10:41 PM
Jaadu VNC (http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/jaadu-vnc/id286470485?mt=8) - Boom, OS X on your iPad ;)

W9cae
28th January 2010, 10:44 PM
If Apple would agree or some sort of back door install the porn industry could really boom off the iPad. So many guys have there iPhones crammed with porn, an app providing a richer experience would blast off.

ZeMule
28th January 2010, 10:45 PM
front of house ordering app for wait staff.

Having struggled to implement a PDA based program at my old pub due to crap tech and less than intelligent staff, i can see a restaurant full of wait staff tapping away at iPads within a customisable ordering app, orders getting sent to the kitchen, and boom.


So basically combine this
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/braball/hardware-01-20100127.jpg?t=1264682694
With this
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/braball/21680.jpg?t=1264682640

W9cae
28th January 2010, 10:48 PM
I think we can expect even more applications, perhaps something like photoshop to become available in the future. I think people knows that it is the applications that make or break the success of any mobile device.

There is already Photoshop for iPhone & its a free app.

Photoshop.com Mobile iPhone App - Photo editing, sharing, upload (http://mobile.photoshop.com/iphone/)

W9cae
28th January 2010, 10:50 PM
front of house ordering app for wait staff.

Having struggled to implement a PDA based program at my old pub due to crap tech and less than intelligent staff, i can see a restaurant full of wait staff tapping away at iPads within a customisable ordering app, orders getting sent to the kitchen, and boom.


So basically combine this
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/braball/hardware-01-20100127.jpg?t=1264682694
With this
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/braball/21680.jpg?t=1264682640

I agree fully now will Apple open up the gate so developers can get these apps out ?

eaglesteve2
28th January 2010, 10:51 PM
I like to see a brand new golf application. On top of the screen could be the paper style score card. Most of the screen shows the map and layout of the holes. Then at one side is notes on how to play that particular holes, historical statistics for that hole etc

rodeodee
28th January 2010, 11:19 PM
I'd be very excited about any music / synth / sampling related apps. As a designer, the possibility of some app that allow me to design via touch UI only would be amazing. Potentially a much quicker and more fluid process than via a mouse. The mere thought of it is damn exciting ... just like moving elements around sort of the way designers did back in paste up days, long ago.

Chesty
28th January 2010, 11:28 PM
I'm really looking forward to Firemint's iPad updated version of Flight Control which they have announced. Imagine more airports and locations... *mouth watering*

Quasar
29th January 2010, 07:11 AM
What sort of apps do you want to see up on the big (small) screen?

ComicZeal (http://www.bitolithic.com/ComicZeal/comiczeal.htm) would rock on the iPad.


One would hope comic publishers would sell stuff on the iBook store. Though certainly I really want to see the upcoming PC app Longbox on the iPad. Or perhaps Graphic.ly

Ecto1
29th January 2010, 07:25 AM
I would like to see a Photography app for viewing of RAW files. As well as tethering my Nikon to the iPad for studio work or out on location. So I shoot import RAWs to the iPad view the photos then when I get home sync to iTunes and the RAW files import straight to Aperture.

decryption
29th January 2010, 08:16 AM
One would hope comic publishers would sell stuff on the iBook store. Though certainly I really want to see the upcoming PC app Longbox on the iPad. Or perhaps Graphic.ly

The iBook store is just epub files. It's for text, not graphics. You can get any epub file you like and load it up on the iPad and read it just the same as the books purchased off the iBook store.

Quasar
29th January 2010, 08:31 AM
The iBook store is just epub files. It's for text, not graphics. You can get any epub file you like and load it up on the iPad and read it just the same as the books purchased off the iBook store.

Well I'm sure Steve talked about books with other media in them on the iBooks store. And you'd need them for text books.

haydio
29th January 2010, 08:40 AM
Personally I think Citrix Receiver is gonna rock.

DaveOZ
29th January 2010, 08:52 AM
Streaming live TV from EyeTV will me awesome.

Alessiman
29th January 2010, 08:58 AM
I would like to see a Photography app for viewing of RAW files. As well as tethering my Nikon to the iPad for studio work or out on location. So I shoot import RAWs to the iPad view the photos then when I get home sync to iTunes and the RAW files import straight to Aperture.

+1

Thats actually a very good idea and its something I would pay for

It's not like I would be doing any editing on location anyway so the idea of a small device to tether my D700 too makes perfect sense

I'd like ZINIO to release there magazine reader on the iPad

tryandbyte
29th January 2010, 09:04 AM
I'd like ZINIO to release there magazine reader on the iPad

+1 to that!

The Zinio OSX reader was pretty average.

As for apps I want to see..

Socialite (http://www.realmacsoftware.com/socialite/): I'd also love it if they brought this to the iPad. A whole lot of social network lovin' in the one place.

bigg
29th January 2010, 09:08 AM
I had a big idea thread on WP but got shot down.. very bitter over there but

Education:
Kids games. ABC touch spelling/Math
Remember those old Putt Putt games etc i think kids market would
make a killing parents would lap it up


Elderly people:
Brain training apps and they can now see the screen :)

Flight/Tourism:
Inflight entertainment software, Museum walk throughs with videos about
exhibits etc

Disabled people:
Now there is a big screen lots of apps to help them communicate etc

I think if you look outside the GeekOsphere there are heaps of opportunities for this.

People want to Touch they dont want to mouse/netbook crap