So, there was that initial surge of “HD apps”, universal versions of applications and iPad-only versions of some of the applications we all know and love. But now there’s a lull and I haven’t seen anything really remarkable in the App Store in a few weeks.
Some of the iPad applications I’m looking forward to:
- Facebook. Okay, even with all the rumors of Apple integrating aspects of Facebook into their iPhone OS 4.0 software, they still need a native application if they expect to keep the growing number of iPad users happy. The pixel-doubled version sucks and the third party ones leave even more to be desired.
- Foursquare. I only recently became interested in Foursquare, but the ease of use and slightly competitive nature of it is kind of fun. Gowalla has their shit together, but now that I’ve chosen Foursquare, I’m not going to switch just because of an app.
- Twitter…Tweetie…whatever. The “official” iPad application for Twitter is probably going to be awesome. It bothers me that it won’t be called Tweetie, but it’s still being made by the same guy. Hopefully it comes out soon, Twitterrific sucks.
- Google Talk. Okay, this needs a native application. And not a sucky IM+ kind of application, I’m talking Google-made magic.
- In addition, a few cool lesser-known games such as Warships, Airport Mania and Ramp Champ would be pretty sweet on the iPad.