When Apple triggered the tablet revolution, it was a sign that the Post-PC era is upon us. When the first iPad was launched, it made waves all over. Now on the brink of embracing its third generation, the word’ iPad’ has become a synonym for ‘the hottest table device’ on the planet.
These are clear pointers that it’s high time to take iPad application development seriously, and measure up your brand against a tablet market in full swing. Especially when Apple is all set to redefine the tablet experience with the iPad 3 (to be called—the ‘iPad’)
So here is a run-through on how the iPad 3 is set to change iPad application development and website development forever.
Break in to the HD World
The new iPad’s retina display looks to smarten up the web, much the same way as high-definition technology altered the dynamics of broadcasting a few years back. The original and second-generation iPads both have a screen resolution of 1024 x 768, while the new iPad, doubles it up at 2048 x 1536.
What does this translate to?
The need to develop retina display-friendly websites is pressing on. Not only would this mean getting set for a futuristic audience, building retina display into your website/ iPad app shall turn it crispier than ever.
For starters, the retina display means 44% higher color saturation than before– on the A5X quad-core graphic images. At any point, these images will be crisper and sharper for any given size.
The ultra-high retina display pixel density wipes off all issues of pixelation and screen blur. That’s majorly accounted by the fact that at such high resolution, making out one pixel from the other is rendered virtually impossible for the human eye.
What’s your takeaway?
A badly done design looks all the more worse in HD. To ride the advantage of the retina display, a website has to cultivate the highest standards of imagery, colors, and detailing. This makes it imperative that your iPad application development embraces high-resolution imaging with a wide mix of colors.
Simple human gestures as waving a hand, or calling out in phonetics are set to define the future of technology.
The iPhone Siri has been a revolutionary voice-control app in redefining the interface between technology and tradition. Gesture-controlled gaming consoles and remote devices have already seen the light of day. .
With the latest invention —voice-and-gesture-controlled televisions—it appears to be a matter of time before ‘voice-and-gesture’ controls the future of the web.
While the iPad misses the Siri (as of now), it has a seamlessly built in voice dictation app. What with Apple filing for the “Three-Dimensional Imaging and Display System” patent, gesture-controlled technology is set to play a much bigger role in the future.
What’s your takeaway?
There can never be a better time for the induction of voice-and-gesture-control interfaces. Just imagine the kind of clamor when Apple opens up Siri to third-party developers (for mobile and tablets)
It doesn’t sound unrealistic that at a certain point in time carrying out money transfers, paying bills, or making online purchases shall only require a few voice/gesture commands. This is the ideal time to try out ‘voice-and-gesture’ controlled interactions on iPad app development, and have a good measure of things as they stand.
There is no place for old-school web development and that’s that!
The new iPad is just round the corner. And it’s set to bring on a whole lot of advancements, including the groundbreaking inclusion of WordPress. It seeks to add another dimension to the ways the web can be accessed on tablet devices.
With the explosive growth of tablets and mobile, people are accessing the web on an increasing array of devices, and consumers are expecting websites to work equally well desktops, smartphones and tablets.
This is where you can’t be left behind. Then again, there are hundreds of thousands different devices and screen resolutions. Setting up individual websites to match each dimension is out of question, especially on a constantly changing web landscape.
What’s your takeaway?
The days when parallel websites were created for desktop and mobile versions are now behind us.
From this moment on, it shall be expected of websites to handle multiple environments. Your takeaway lies in scaling your website development to adapt to different resolutions, image size, and scripts.