The Podiyan

Friday, April 2, 2010

Apple iPad App Store Opens for Business!

Apple has opened up the iPad App Store floodgates, with hundreds if not thousands of apps to get purchasers of the new iPad started.

From the looks of it, there'll be no shortage of apps to get users started when the tablet goes on sale tomorrow. There are a number of high profile developers in this first round, including eBay, IMDB, Netflix, NPR, Disney, ABC, Electronic Arts, the NBA, Cisco, Weather Bug, Yahoo, and Warner Bros.

A cursory glance at the store all reveals that, while there are, in fact, some free apps in the store (including, notably, Shazam and Twitterific), the average iPad app looks to be a good deal more expensive than the standard iPhone app. Take, for example. EA's Need for Speed Shift, which runs $14.99 in its iPad incarnation, 150 percent of the price of its iPhone counterpart.


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