15 top tips for developing for the new iPad 3

The iPad was initially dismissed by many as a fad, but it’s since gone on to sell many millions of units, along with reinvigorating the tablet computing industry, once seen as a painfully small niche. Although Apple’s tablet currently dominates the market, manufacturers of Android devices and Microsoft (through its upcoming Windows 8) also fight hard to encourage more people to switch from traditional pointer-based systems to ones where content is manipulated by pawing at a piece of glass.

While long-term technology users see tablets as a dumbing down of computing, there’s no doubting tablets are more intuitive for many people. Direct interaction is an innate part of human instinct, and in being able to more directly interact with content, much of the potentially confusing abstraction within computing is removed.

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