Two years after contributing to a fan-based funding of this book’s first printing (link) I have received an early release e-book from the publishers. Quite a classy move. I’ll post my impressions after giving it a read.
Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies
An excellent play with a touch interface. The 2D sprite animation is beautiful on the iPad’s screen. The iPad version is very good about persisting the state of a game. If you turn off your iPad or hit the home button to return to the app menu, upon returning you find your game paused and ready to be resumed. A delightful tower defense game.
Great looking streaming Netflix with an almost complete Netflix.com experience (drag and drop for your queue doesn’t work).
Allows you to carry around DRM-free PDF and text files from your computer. Files are uploaded through iTunes and can have folder organization.
No need to wait around for app versions of your favorite websites. I find no need for a Facebook iPad app because the Safari browser is completely adequate. I miss the ability to use “bookmarklets” for reposting links on Tumblr, but that’s about it.
Yes it is a high resolution, large screen iPod touch. However, with a full screen web browser, I can actually multiple-task much better because I don’t have to use non-persistent state 3rd party apps, quite as much.
I had the iPad touch open to the D&D compendium for a full 4e game today, and I can’t describe how nice it was to not have a laptop open on the table blocking my view.
- Me: After reading up on <technical details>, I had the feeling that I was slightly ambushed <on that phone call>.
- My Boss: Just remember standard tactics for an ambush—charge directly into the weakest group among the attackers, without waiting for orders from your leadership, who are probably already dead.