Tagged: tablet apps
Microsoft has updated the Xbox SmartGlass app for Android. And nicely done, this time the update brings full and proper support for tablets. This goes back to a previous update that was released back in 2012. That update added tablet support, but did so only for 7-inch tablets. As of today, the Xbox SmartGlass v1.5 update adds support for "Android tablets 7” and larger."
Samsung-made Nexus 10 is certainly a feast for the eyes, especially with that beautiful 2560x1600 display. There's just one problem: there aren't many Android developers who fine tune their apps for use on tablets. Instead of making a version of their app for Android tablets, a number of developers will just blow up their smartphone apps, which doesn't exactly make for the prettiest of experiences. Google is looking to change that, urging developers to focus on the tablet experience when it comes to their apps.
Gamefly is, think "Netflix for video games" and you've got it right away. Like some game stores, Gamefly has launched its own gaming publication, which it's calling GameQ. Stop me if I'm going too fast for you. The magazine is available in digital format as an Android app, and it's a free download even for those who don't subscribe to the service.
Google+ app for Android is a pretty solid little piece of software, but that doesn't mean that it can't be improved upon. And according to Google's official blog in the UK, that's just what they intend to do. The screenshots posted show a truly massive visual update, which is strangely hitting the iOS version first, with the Android updated slated for sometime in the next few weeks.
Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition for the iPad. For the uninitiated, Baldur's Gate was an attempt to bring the Forgotten Realms tabletop role-playing game (based on Dungeons and Dragons) to the world of video games. Instead of turn-based combat, it relies on a real-time combat system that can be paused at any time. The overhead isometric viewpoint is designed to allow for fantasy settings and elements while keeping the traditional token-based perspective of tabletop gaming. Incidentally, it would also be pretty awesome for a tablet. Think of it as a more structured, paced version of Diablo. This is a long way from a confirmation, but an Android version seems like a natural progression for the small developer. The interface probably wouldn't lend itself towards play on a smartphone (not without some serious work, anyway) but some of the larger Android phones might be able to handle it. The iPad app is scheduled for release this summer, so at the very earliest it would be late fall before Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition might make it to Android. A good way to bring it a little faster might be contacting the developer and distributor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and telling them how much you want it. [via DroidGamers]
10 Billion Apps promotion. But one app that I've been relying on heavily for a while and which deserves your attention is Craigslist HD for Tablets. If you've got a Honeycomb tablet and a nearby Craigslist hub, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
Photoshop Mobile is a joke. It's not really an image editor as much as it's a tweaker, an app that's just about worth its free price tag and doesn't really live up to the Photoshop name. Now that tablets with the screen real estate and horsepower to take advantage of more traditional photo editing exist, Adobe wants to take advantage of them with Photoshop Touch for Honeycomb.