Size of apps on ipad...as in measurement

Discussion in 'iPad FAQ' started by maisling, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. maisling

    maisling iPF Noob

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    Hi all,
    Glad to have stumbled upon this app...I got a new iPad today and sync'd it with my laptop (previously synced iPhone with iTunes on same laptop) Now when I open an app such as Facebook or instagram they are iPhone size and the screen has an 'x2' in the corner but when hit this it fills iPad but quality is very shoddy. Please tell me there is an answer to this.... Thank you in advance
    Aisling
     
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    jerseymaggie iPF Novice

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    Hi! I am new too but, correct me if I am wrong but I think the reason you are seeing this is because the app is not optimized for the iPad. I figured this out last night when I was playing with my new iPad!

    If I understand this correctly, you want to find apps that are specifically made for the iPad or apps that have a + sign because that means they are optimized for the iPad.

    Enjoy your new iPad!!!!!!!!

    Maggie
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    JerseyMaggie is absolutely correct - you have downloaded iPhone apps to your iPad. They work OK but the display is iPhone size. You need to look for the iPad version of the app.

    Tim
     
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    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

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    As far as I know, the Facebook and Instagram apps come only as iPhone apps right now. That's the case with some apps, including Skype, though an iPad Skype app is in the works.
     
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    maisling iPF Noob

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    Many thanks everyone! Thought there was something up with my iPad hahaha
     
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    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

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    There's talk of an iPad Facebook app debuting soon, so you might want to keep an eye out for it.
     
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    IMHO, I prefer the proper FB website to their apps for IPhone or BlackBerry. I wonder if the IPad app will be different.
     
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    info iPad Junkie

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    I can see how that might have shaken you up a bit. :)

    I think Kaykaykay is right about a new FB app in the works AND they are evidently working on an HTML 5, iPad optimized site so you can look forward to possibly big changes for Facebook users on iPads.

    In the meantime "MyPad" is an iPad only app with a free and paid version which is quite popular these days.

    Welcome...
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

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