COLOR. MIX IT UP.
Paper is alive with color. Bring your creations to life using our collection of brilliantly expressive Palettes and mix your own colors with a brand new tool the Mixer—a completely new way to explore color and the biggest leap in color controls in the past 40 years. Built on our powerful new core technology, the Mixer combines an intuitive mixing control and our custom color blending for color that looks and feels right. Need more reasons to create? Our Expressive Ink Engine™ is now pressure-sensitive with support for the Pogo Connect.
The new version of Paper is here. Welcome to a colorful new world of possibilities.
Paper already is one of my favorite iPad apps, but the new color blending options put it over the top!
Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay a part of the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI) at Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG)—wow that was long—created this demo of simulated 3D perspective on an iPad without the need for 3D glasses. They are using face tracking with the iPad 2’s front-facing camera to change the display perspective as you look at the iPad from different angles.
Brilliant idea! How long do you think it will be before developer start to use this approach for iPad games?
Also it appears that mobile Safari now has far better support for @font-face switching from preferring SVG fonts to TTF fonts. This one change now opens up the door to using Google Fonts on the iPad without crashing the browser. With some initial testing it looks like I’ll be able to update the Inspire Well theme to re-enable the use of Google Fonts on the iPad.
From the comments:
@font-face has worked for a long time on iOS given some specific caveats. However, the new news on web fonts in 4.2 is that iOS now prefers the TTF version of a font over the SVG version (formerly SVG was the only format supported.)
The other nice thing about web fonts on 4.2 is that they now work in offline webapps. This was a big deal for me and I only discovered it by luck. Still; this will be a pretty handy feature for a lot of folks I think.
New Yorker magazine put together a hilarious demo promoting their new app with Jason Schwartzman and directed by Roman Coppola. I love that this looks nothing like 99.9% of the other app promos.
Reblogged from Matthew Buchanan
Go ahead, take 5:35 minutes to watch this and get inspired to create something incredible.
Hilarious ad for newsday.com’s new iPad app.
Reblogged from socialsalt
Incredibly useful tip. Thanks @soupenvy!
Excellent demo from the Sencha team showing off a perfect example of an HTML based iPad application. Great work guys!
The latest demo app for Sencha Touch is ShopStyle, based on the popular lifestyle native app for iPhone and iPad. Our web app showcases an “infinite carousel”, a new feature of our carousel component. The major feature of the infinite carousel is active DOM management that keeps the web app within the iPad’s memory limits.
Check out our mini-site dedicated to the ShopStyle app, and if you’re in a WebKit browser or reading on your iPad, take the app for a spin!
Create a 100% original handwritten font on your iPad with iFontMaker then email the font to yourself to use in your designs or as a web font. See the fonts that other people have created with iFontMaker in the gallery.
Reblogged from Michael Galpert
Twelve South is a product design company that only designs accessories for Apple products. They have done a fantastic job creating accessories that stay true to the Apple styling unlike many of the other accessory companies out there. With Compass you can easily adjust the stand to position your iPad into a easel or typing stand—incredibly useful and simple.
Designer and web veteran Derek Powazek offers his thoughts on leading the design of the MagClould iPad app and how it differs from designing for the web.
The Flipboard iPad app takes your social feeds and converts it into a browse-able magazine format. By far this is the most useful app out right now on the iPad.
Google took their logo art to a new level today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pacman with a playable version of the game. The best part is that you can play the game on your iPad or iPhone, just swipe the direction you want to turn.
This will give a whole new twist to reading books to your kids with an added layer of interactivity and illustration.
The iPad is going to save everyone except Flash. Foxtrot plays off the fact that Flash is out of luck on the iPad.
Reblogged from David Kaneda