How the Tablet form factor will create a new subset of apps

Mon, Jan 25, 2010


The New York Times today published an interesting article discussing how developers are already gearing up to take advantage of the Apple Tablet’s larger form factor. Expected to measure in at 10.1 inches diagonally, a larger screen will certainly give developers greater flexibility to put a new spin on how we experience mobile gaming.

Ge Wang, co-founder of Smule, the company behind applications like Ocarina and I Am T-Pain that turn the iPhone into a music machine, said he expected the tablet to be better than the iPhone at detecting the touch of many fingers.

“On the iPhone, there are five touch points max,” Mr. Wang said. “You don’t need much more than that because that’s about all you can fit on that screen.”

A tablet with a bigger and better multitouch screen, he said, “could mean entirely new user interfaces, screen layouts, instruments, contraptions and games.” Mr. Wang said his company was not working on anything specific for an Apple tablet but was eager to begin experimenting.

You can check out the full scoop over here.



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