In fact, custom apps developed for iPad have the potential to tap into
capabilities that simply wouldn’t work on devices with smaller screens.
Multi-touch, the near-magical interaction method pioneered for
iPhone, has even more potential on iPad. The larger canvas not only
allows for more intricate user interfaces, it also makes for more
complicated gestures, be it more than one finger at a time or more than
One of our iPad development clients, the behavioral psychologists behind
asked us to create an app for iPad that would
allow them and their colleagues to track student behavior in the
classroom. Combining a novel user interface with multi-touch
gestures, the iPad app has become a popular and unobtrusive way for school
psychologists to capture the environment, without becoming a distraction themselves.
BehaviorSnap also takes advantage of another powerful iPad feature
– raw horsepower. The iPad’s CPU is faster and better
equipped than what you find on iPhone. That, combined with a large
battery, means a single charge lasts all day but without having to