The technology behind the visual navigation is known as “internet direct navigation” and is best described as a portal of other web sites, visually similar to the Safari “Top Sites” home page feature or Firefox plug-ins such as “Speed Dial”. While the official iPad app will more than likely be a redesigned UI to best suit the device’s multi touch and display, the website provides rows of sites with app sized icons providing suggestions based on your most visited sites ..read more
The good news? Skype has officially announced that they are working to bring an official Skype for iPad app to the App Store this summer. Skype promises the app will provide a whole new UI designed specifically for the larger iPad display.
During the announcement, Skype’s Asia Pacific Vice President also mentioned hopes that future iPad hardware would integrate a front facing camera, much like the rumored next generation iPhone expected to launch at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference next month. ..read more