Have you heard the news that Android phone owners are preferring iPad too? That’s a pretty good testament of iPad’s success as a tablet. Much of the success has to be attributed to the awesome developer community and early adopter community.
The awesome developer community have two great apps for us to discuss. The first app is the augmented reality app called Ball Invasion which brings in a playing layer between the iPad and the real world. The app is developed by a Swedish company called 13th Lab. It uses a complex computer vision technique called SLAM – Simultaneous localization and Mapping.
Guess what, it works amazingly. The balls from the app will bounce of the real walls perfectly. With these kind of games, all you have to do is design a game and the real world will take care of it. Unlike traditional games where multiple backgrounds have to be thought of, this augmented reality game will leave it to the real world. Now don’t take your iPad to a park and bounce walls off people, cats and dogs. Common sense should prevail in augmented reality. The app costs $1.99 and can be downloaded here. [Via GigaOm]
Here’s the demo of the app :
Is it an app, is it a book? Is it a game for the kids? Forget about putting words to what it is. This is awesome which has a serious chance of turning to addictive. Especially for kids. The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore is an amazing iPad book which is bound to keep your kids hooked. Watch the video and see for yourself :
The app costs $4.99 and can be downloaded here.
Speaking of iPad apps, StumbleUpon has released a revamped iPad app and it looks awesome too.