… How many times have you seen someone doing a video call from a tablet? How often have you seen someone hook up a tablet to a 50-inch HDTV and use it to play HD movies and games? How many people do you know who have hooked up a keyboard to their tablet and completely ditched their laptop?
Initially I spent quite a bit of time in Ping looking for my friends. I then tried searching for my favourite bands and musicians to follow. Eventually I got bored and went back to Twitter and my news feeds. The lack of Twitter or Facebook or Google address book connect will limit Ping’s reach. In any case, Ping seems to be designed to keep people in the iTunes store buying music and movies. If Apple can work out a deal with one of the large social networks this might be successful.
The entire movie was produced on the iPhone 4 using the Camera app and iMovie. iMovie exports video in medium (360p), large (540p), or HD (720p) format but movies uploaded to YouTube, MMS or MobileMe Gallery will be downsized to a maximum resolution of 568x320. To overcome this limitation I used another app, PixelPipe, to upload the full 720p HD video to YouTube.