One of the most popular social networking apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch has now made it over to the iPad. Ping! had previously been sitting atop the charts in its own respective app category for over 6 months in over 40 countries. With Ping! you no longer have to pay SMS charges just to send messages back and forth between your family and friends. As long as both parties have the app, messaging is unlimited and Free. Here’s what developer Gary Fung have passed on to us:
A tremendous amount of effort and time has been spent on our iPad version to deliver the best possible experience. In order to engage in an immersive experience, we have built a beautiful, polished user interface mirroring the paper note metaphor. Users will exchange messages like passing notes, creating a fun and vivid experience where messages come to life in your lap!
We’ve also been told that the initial release for the iPad is currently missing some of the features and functionality of the iPhone and iPod Touch counterparts. Not to worry though, subsequent updates will bring picture/ video messaging as well as other advanced features. For soon-to-be iPad owners who already rely on Ping! to stay in touch, the $2.99 price tag shouldn’t be hard to swallow. A video demo showcasing the app in action can be found after the gap.
Gary Fung, Ping! for iPad – $2.99