Good catch by Macstories, in the world where iPad competitors are struggling to provide decent app catalogue for their tablets, Apple store just crossed the 100,000 mark for iPad apps. We can always argue that how many of them are actually useful, meaningful but that just stands for every other platform app store out there. Good times for iPad owners .
Pulse Rss reader app is from Stanford students Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari. You can enjoy you favourite website feeds with this app. The articles are shown in tab forms with latest articles on the left and older ones on the far right. With the app you can scroll through the info tabs and click them to read the full article. Its very easy to add feeds and the app also provides a feature to smart search & add feeds.
Features of the Pulse App:
★ Dual view: For each article, you can switch between a clean text summary or the web view. When you tap on an article, both are ready to view, instantly!
★ Dashboard: With the dashboard layout, you can continue to browse stories as you read an article.
★ Smart search: No need for complicated RSS 2.0/XML/*#@ feed addresses. All you have to do is enter keywords or source name and we fetch the feed for you. You can add upto 10 sources in this version.
★ Easy share: Found an interesting article? Sharing it via email, facebook or twitter is as easy as 2 taps.
★ Smooth transitions: Getting lost in applications as you rotate your iPad. Special care has been taken to maintain consistency between Landscape and Portrait views.
Video showing app in action :
Pulse reader app costs $3.99 and you can buy it from iTunes App Store.
A quick update : iPad specific apps have crossed the 5000 mark in the iTunes Store and its growing day by day. Hopefully it will keep all iPad users busy enough .
Even though you can use existing iPhone 150,000 apps on iPad, developers are not leaving any stones unturned to make sure you have enough iPad specific apps to play around with. Since the launch there are almost 3275(current running count) iPad apps released for users. And by seeing the iPad initial sale count, this figure is just going to increase rapidly.
Google has just announced that they upgraded their gmail mobile HTML 5 app for iPad. So, if you go gmail.com from your iPad, you will experience a different layout and UI tweaks, just to make your mail experience better.
While surfing the web on your iPad, we expect many of you will want to check your Gmail. If you go to gmail.com in your browser, you’ll see something different than what you’re used to on the desktop. We’re releasing an experimental user interface for the iPad built on the Gmail for mobile HTML5 web app that we launched last year for the iPhone and Android devices. Those devices have large screens compared to other phones, and tablets like the iPad give us even more room to innovate. To take advantage of the iPad’s large display, we’ve created a two-pane view with your list of conversations on the left and messages to the right.