Update! Check this out:
Update! In case you missed it, here’s Jordan’s entire performance!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it iOS would be if there was a giant iPad. It seemed like a silly idea at first but after watching Jordan rock the Windows 8 conference, it seems like exactly what iOS needs. Think about it. Apps like MIDI Designer, or Beatsurfing could hold so much more content on the screen! Beatsurfing would be especially cool, it would be like a great big interactive audio environment! Many other apps come to mind with all kinds of potential benefits… If you can think of one, leave a comment below!
There would be no need for two iPads, which prevents the possibility of one giant app, and can get expensive (but then again, you would be buying something very big from Apple and it definitely wouldn’t be cheap). Another possibility could be running 3 or 4 iPad apps on one big screen. Maybe we’ll see a Cydia (jailbreak) tweak in the future that lets you hook up your iPad to a giant touch screen and interact with multiple apps at once.
Regardless of how it all plays out, Jordan definitely started something here…
Interview: Jordan Rudess: The Wizard of Apps by Pierre Fontaine
Post + video: Jordan Rudess at Microsoft event
If you can’t get the idea of a giant touch screen out of your head, here’s some more for you: CDM interviewed Mark Wherry, the man behind Hollywood’s digital musical instruments
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