Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Apple's iPad and

Apple's highly anticipated iPad tablet computer (see how myhomepage might look on an iPad to the left) was officially launched just days ago in the U.S. With its price tag of $499, it's just as affordable as Windows or Linux based netbooks, which have dominated the technology market with their low price points and simple functionality.

But the iPad appears to take it a step further with a multi-gesture touchscreen and the AppStore (arguably the biggest factor to drive revenue and repeated customer interest on the iPhone and iPod Touch).

But enough babbling! The question is: ‘How will take advantage of the iPad's abilities and innovative technologies?’

Steve Jobs, when launching the first generation iPhone, once said something along the lines of: "We didn't want our customers to be using irritating styluses... you'll be using what you were born with... your fingers!” The iPhone improved functionality for users but the iPad’s larger screen and portable size (compared to a desktop or bulkier laptops) could further enhance user enjoyment.

We’re currently developing drag and drop functionality for myhomepage, which means organising your favourite websites and Auto Logins will be easier and more instinctive. If we imagine this with a touchscreen, like on the iPad, then simple finger gestures will increase productivity and fun! Imagine pinching, zooming and flicking your way through all your favourite bookmarks on myhomepage! Now websites will just be one touch away.

So how do YOU think the iPad will enhance the myhomepage experience?

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