Texting is the center of many modern social networks, and the Web is the future of application design. Watch as these technologies continue to merge, and your iPad grows into the latest vehicle to leverage them.
For iPad apps, it's still early days. All of the companies contacted for this article stated that they're looking to expand their iPad solutions. The bottom line is that your texting options have jumped off your cell phone and now sit on your iPad. This has one huge advantage over cell phone texting: You can use all your fingers to type on your iPad. Your thumbs will no longer suffer alone.
Matthew David develops next-generation mobile solutions for governments, Fortune 500 companies, and many other organizations. He has written books published by New Riders, Wiley, Sams, and Friends of ED, covering topics such as Flash, HTML, CSS, and Silverlight. His latest book is Visualizing the Web: HTML 5 (Focal Press, scheduled for publication July 2010). Matthew is passionate about RIA solutions and has contributed articles to many websites, including InformIT, Adobe.com, eWeek.com, Digital Media, and many others. He lives in northeast Wisconsin with his wife and children.