Today, Apple unveiled its iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad in the company’s history. This news came alongside details for Apple’s iOS 8.1 operating system update, which will reintroduce Camera Roll to device users, among other features.
The Tabby Awards /Business has announced its list of Finalists for the best business and enterprise tablet apps for 2014. This year, the international panel of 20 independent judges was chaired by Billion Dollar Apps author Alex Bratton. The panel reviewed entries from a dozen countries, and selected the very best business apps for Android, iPad and Windows tablets.
Here’s the full list of Finalists, by platform and category:
After years of waiting, an official Pokemon game has launched on iOS devices. That’s right, the Pokemon Trading Card Game has officially launched on iPad, in an app known as “Pokemon TCG Online.” The game was built for both experienced pros of the card game and new beginners, as users can start by choosing from Grass, Fire or Water decks to step right into the game and get started. In the Pokemon Trading Card game, users take their cards into battle in multiple gameplay modes: Quick Match, Trainer Challenge, Versus and Tournaments.
Dutch education technology startup Gibbon has today announced the launch of its iPad app, which allows users to share playlists full of educational content with others. These playlists contain links to articles and videos found around the web, and can focus on everything from solving a Rubik’s Cube to mastering photography or learning to code an iOS application. This app release comes after the successful release of the Gibbon website in January.
Travel platform Expedia has revamped its app for tablets, giving users access to new tools that fulfill their wants and needs when shopping for flights and hotels on their tablet devices. Through internal user testing and ethnographic studies on tablets, Expedia found that travelers are frustrated with the design of typical travel websites, which force them to pick a hotel and flight separately. So, with this updated iPad experience, users can shop for hotels and flights on one screen, without the need for travel dates, by simply entering a destination.
Tempo AI has announced the launch of its Tempo Smart Calendar on iPad devices. After a launch on iPhone over a year ago, the iPad version of the app has been released to give users access to all of the features they have on their smartphones, on the larger screen of the iPad. With Tempo Smart Calendar, users can view month, week and agenda views of their calendars, helping them make the most of their time, whether at home, at the office, or during a commute.
Activision has announced the upcoming release of Skylanders Trap Team on tablet devices. This won’t be the first time the Skylanders brand has appeared on mobile, as Skylanders Battlegrounds (for one) was released with its own mobile-specific starter pack in 2012. However, Trap Team marks the first time a full Skylanders game will be available on tablets, as well as consoles.
Tablet games and apps competition The Tabby Awards has unveiled its list of winners for 2014, which includes a list of users’ choice selections. The 30 winners were selected last Spring by an international panel of independent judges, while the users’ choice winners were decided by app users in June and July on the Tabby Awards website. Almost 100,000 votes were cast in this first public poll.
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