Following the recent release of the iPhone 4S, it looks like Rockstar wants to now branch out into the mobile app market with its worldwide success, GTA range. And now, with an inbuilt A5 dual core processor,with up to 7 times faster graphics, there has never been a better time then now to upgrade to [...]
Following the recent release of the iPhone 4S, it looks like Rockstar wants to now branch out into the mobile app market with its worldwide success, GTA range. And now, with an inbuilt A5 dual core processor,with up to 7 times faster graphics, there has never been a better time then now to upgrade to the new iPhone 4S, or get an iPad 2.
The results of what games companies can bring to the iPhone and also the iPad are amazing. Similar products such as Infinity Blade 2, completely shocked everyone, with to the pixel clear graphics, everyone at who witnessed this at the iPhone 4S launch were truly taken aback.
But back to Rockstar and the GTA Series, they recently announced that the full GTA 3 game would be available not exclusively for the iPhone 4S, but will also go onto the Apple iPad 2, and also the Android market. All because its their 10th anniversary coming up. We say nows the time to upgrade to a iPad 2 because the mobile version will play on dual core processors, with the single core not able to handle the kind of hardware that Rockstar are going to need.
Yes, it is exciting, yes we want more, yes we want it now. But sadly Rockstar are yet to give a formal release date for their GTA III iPad app, although according to the online site IGN, and logically the 22nd of November should be the release date, as thats when the anniversary is. However, taking a game which heavily uses controller pads to a game which works with touch is no mean feat. The successes of GTA Chinatown for example really do reflect how hard it is. We hope the guys at Rockstar work out a way of overcoming this issue instead of slamming on a tiny D Pad.
Now as we know it, GTA 3 set the benchmark for really, truly immersive gameplay in a 3D environment, where the user is given free reigns, into a completely foreign and new world. Alongside, packing it with loads of missions, tasks, special items to keep the gamer occupied for days on end. This unique selling point propelled the GTA series to clench the best selling release, year after year, ultimately becoming a blockbuster consuming a huge user base. So yes, alot of peoples hopes are riding on them getting this right.
So much so, that Rockstar has put on sale a limited edition figure of Claude, which is 1:16, dressed in what he appears in the GTA game, cargo trousers, bomber jacket, LCS prison uniform, alongside a few lethal weapons, so 18+ please. All for just $150, ouch, but if you love GTA you will love this.
As expected with Apples growing popularity and the release of record breaking products such as the iPad 2 and the recent iPhone 4S, it may not come as much of a shock to you that Apples iOS software accounts for over half of the US digital traffic, automatically burying existing competition such as the Windows [...]
As expected with Apples growing popularity and the release of record breaking products such as the iPad 2 and the recent iPhone 4S, it may not come as much of a shock to you that Apples iOS software accounts for over half of the US digital traffic, automatically burying existing competition such as the Windows software and Googles Android.
Recent data from comScore shows that the Apple iPad brings in over 95% of the traffic from tablets, and is now increasing its Internet share, overtaking the iPhone.
Heres abit of statistics for you, the iOS takes in more then 58% traffic from mobile internet, as compared to the Android with just under 32%, and the RIM Blackberry coming in at a surprising 5% share. Whats more surprising is the widely success Windows platform, branched out to the Windows Phone, scrapes an individual place, listed in other platforms, which collectively make up only 5%.
However, PCs still maintain a steady head in being the majority in bringing in online traffic, as overall less then 7% of internet traffic is mobile based. Yes its small now but in the near future, it can be and possibly will be huge, with the market booming, the growth rate is exponential, expanding more then 15% in the past year. As more internet enabled tablets and mobile phones become available for all consumers and at all costs, from high end phones such as the iPhone 4S to low end spec such as the Samsung Tocco. Enabling these devices to become widespread, and allowing the internet to be easily accessible, also thanks to the introduction of Wifi and Wifi hotspots.
Mark Donovan, the senior vice president of ComScore issued a statement saying:
“The popularization of smartphones and the introduction of tablets and other web-enabled devices – collectively termed ‘connected devices’ – have contributed to an explosion in digital media consumption,”…”As these devices gain adoption, we have also seen the rise of the ‘digital omnivores’ – consumers who access content through several touchpoints during the course of their daily digital lives.”
Nothing new, but tablets are the must have technology, especially centering around the iPad 2 craze, and the upcoming release of the iPad 3. Leaving a trail of companies in Apples wake, such as Samsung, HP, all looking to get a share of this growing and huge market, creating cheaper alternatives. And with US tablet owners ranging between 25-34, and with over 50% of them owning a tablet, it really is a huge market possibly appealing to one particular generation.
Furthermore, with the introduction of mobile shopping now allowing more then half of tablet users to make a purchase, enabling 2 out of 5 users the ability to access social media and breaking news, no wonder businesses are chugging out apps to enable access to their particular services. With the grip and appeal the Apple iPad 2 has, and the increasing sales of apps, mobile technology and internet is the way forward.
With the delayed release of the Apple iPad 3, the Amazon Kindle Fire looks to capitalise on the open market, alongside Windows 8 tablets, but are they just the cake, whilst the consumers wait for the cherry on the top?