Tips for Putting the iPad to Work, Creating iPad Apps

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10 Business Uses for Your Apple iPad

Uses for your iPad that your boss will approve of.

With the gadget-coveting world abuzz with excitement over the March 11 launch of the iPad 2, and bring-your-own-technology programs getting increasingly popular in business, IT departments are sure to see an uptick in interest, both from employees who want to use these tablets for work and from employers who seek to put an iOS app to work for them.


If you're an IT manager or employee wanting to know more about how the iPad could benefit you and your business, check out "iPad at Work," our excerpt from "iPad for Dummies." This excerpt shows you how to organize information and boost productivity using the popular tablet computer. Learn how to perform Calendar tasks, create and sync Notes, get iPad to work with Microsoft Exchange and use popular iWork apps.


Get started quickly on creating that first iPad app by following steps provided by Wei-Meng Lee in our excerpt from her "Beginning iOS 4 Application Development" Excerpt. In this excerpt, Lee tells you exactly what you need to know to create a new project, build the app using Xcode, design the user interface and add an app icon and startup splash screen.


Once you've gotten the hang of the basics, move on to "Ten Tips on iPad App Design" found in our excerpt from "iPad Application Development for Dummies." Neal Goldstein and Tony Bove explain why it's important to create a unique, inviting app icon; show you how to design a representative image of your app to display during launch; offer tips for providing a "graceful" restarting experience; and highlight the need to support all display orientations.


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