Just as Amazon announced their Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Kindle, Apple follows suit with iPhone OS 3.2 SDK for iPad. Third party developers can now start to develop apps for the Apple iPad (to be avail in March).
Apple is also launching a new Universal Application binary format for iPhone OS apps which means that once an application is developed, it can be easily packaged and deployed across the Apple’s devices (e.g. iPhone or iPad).
This healthy dose of apps competition is definitely good for the consumer and it is just the beginning of an all out war to sway potential buyers of eReaders and tablet-like devices.
Check out our eReader Comparison to see how the iPad, Kindle, Sony and other ebook readers compare with each other.