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5 Classic Media Web Apps for iPad

October 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 249

Whenever there is a mention of tablet computer, then the very first image that is created in our mind is that of iPad. The demand and use of this device has increased manifold with the advent of each generation. Millions of iPad users are using it to read books, use applications, take photos, make FaceTime video calls and most importantly for browsing the Internet. The third generation of iPad came with LTE connectivity, and this feature further enhanced the Internet browsing capabilities of the device. Right from checking mails to watching movies, people use this tablet for seamless Internet browsing.

The wide usage of this device for Internet surfing has led to the emergence of a completely new type of development genre, iPad website development. After this development genre came into the scene, some of the most visited websites got their sites customized for the 9.7 inch screen so that the users won't find any problem in surfing these sites. While some of them redesigned their sites, others approached responsive web design. If you're looking for some names, then given below are the best 5 video and media websites that have been optimized for this multi-touch device.

YouTubeWhen it comes to watching videos, then this video-sharing site is the first choice of any Internet surfer. Although, a web app for this site comes preloaded on iPad, this HTML5 version allows you to access the site without going to the app. Though, it is still in its beta version, this app can be accessed by simply signing up for the site. You won't get its exact desktop look but, the optimization has been done to suit the needs of an iPad user, and the site remains intact in its functionalities.

TEDThe official website of this global set of conferences that contains videos of 'ideas worth sharing' has been optimized for iPad. This optimization has enabled users to watch inspirational and riveting talks on its fantastic web app. The videos in this site streams full screen with no ads.

BBCThe web app of this world famous British public service broadcaster allows its users to watch and read the most sensational and jaw-dropping news. Users can also watch videos in it. BBC's official site has been optimized with a neat, clean layout, and apart from news, and it provides information on sports, travel and business.

CNET TVThis New York based web television network is now available to the technology enthusiasts in the optimized form. Get the latest tech news, podcasts and product reviews from CNET TV web app for iPad. The site has been transformed into compatible format so that the viewers can watch full screen videos in this amazing device. A great feature about this app is when you exit the app and return, the video resumes from the point where you left off.

NetflixThis famous Internet streaming media is now available to the iPad users in an entirely new form, where the users can quickly find their favorite movies and television shows and add those videos and shows to their queue. This exciting web app enables iPad users to watch their favorite shows and movies anytime, anywhere.

The optimization of these famous media sites for Apple's magnificent device shows you the big picture of web development for iPad. So, if you haven't got your site optimized for iPad, then you had better got it done soon because users might be browsing your site on it.

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