iPad Apps: A Discussion

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In iPad apps development business, it is vital to fetch info about the applications as well as their customers/users.

  • Identifying potential customers - Identify users on the basis of their age group, things they share in common, their problems, etc. You also need to find the ways of solving their issues while saving their time and money.
  • Scrutinize the top five apps of target market segment - Analyze what makes you different from your possible competitors. Have a look at forums as well as blogs to find out where you lack and what can be improved to beat your competitors. Sketch the ideas and make a start.
  • Getting acquainted with iPad capabilities - It is vital to understand and feel your working environment to reap maximum advantage of available features and craft a functionally and visually appealing interface. iPads offer larger screens (1024x768) for presenting content.

Current Day iPad Applications Development Endeavor Rely on Adding Following Popular Features on Apps:

  • Split View - It helps you in displaying your content side-by-side in two different panels. View in the right panel (also referred as master view) is usually 320px wide and can be seen in landscape mode. The left side contains the main content, in the details view. For more information on split view based apps you can visit How to develop split view based apps – nice tutorial by mobiForge.
  • Popover - It works similar to a drop down menu or a dialog box and appears on-screen above the existing view. Important to note that it is fixed and hence you cannot move it. Refer great guide how to use popovers while building your app.
  • Custom Keyboard - A custom GUI can be used instead of the normal one for the keyboard layout. New controls can be added easily to it. Perfect choice for the apps that require special text input.
  • Complex text processing - By building enhance text editing, it becomes easy to develop applications with selection based modifications, spell checking, font management and auto correction. Ray Wenderlich offers complete instructions on how to create custom input view.
  • Enriched flesystem - You can register as well as give support to a large number of file formats within your app to enhance its functionality. Any popular iPad all can support.doc, .pdf. .txt, .rtf, .xls(x), .ppt(x), .htm(l).vdcf, .pages, .numbers and .key file extensions.
  • Gesture recognizers - iPhone 3.2SDK offers easy handling of gestures such as long pressing, rotating, panning, swiping, pinching, tapping, etc.

Robust programming clubbed with intruguing design helps an app to be popular among it's target group.

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This article has been written by a technical writer working at SynapseIndia - a Mobile Application Development company of India offering iPhone Application Development and iPad Application Development services to the worldwide clients.

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This article was published on 2012/03/15