In this story over on Macworld, Apple has told iPad developers that if they want to have their apps in the app store by April 3rd, they’d better submit them by March 27.
“Most iPad developers may not yet have touched the actual device, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy working away on software for Apple’s newest invention. But, according to an e-mail obtained by Macworld, if you want your iPad application to have a chance of being in the App Store for the iPad’s arrival, you’d better have it ready for Apple’s review by March 27.”
There’s more to read over there.
I do find it good that Apple has set a deadline and notified folks. That gives us some hope that there will be iPad specific apps to snoop thru when we get our grubby mits on them on April 3rd. Hopefully the iPhone SDK that includes the iPad layouts will work perfectly. There is an interesting article over at Appleinsider “Apple’s iPad secrecy leaves many developers handicapped” indicating that very few developers have actually had their hands on an iPad yet. I’m guessing the ‘virtual development’ with the SDK provides a good enough environment for developers. Maybe I need to get my hands on that to see.
There are still lots of unanswered questions tho that we’ll have answers to eventually… I wonder if the iPad will let me sync with Apple’s MobilMe service. So far, there hasn’t been any official word that I’ve found on that.