iPad users clamoring for the popular Ping -- iPhone had Ping support just before Apple released the iOS 4.1 update -- can now access it through iTunes by opening the iPad app inside the tool. It is automatically updated with no additional download required.
Ping was launched in September and within two days over one million users had already signed up, according to Apple. The network is designed to be interactive, allowing users to click on tracks they “like’, making comments and tracking users' purchases on iTunes. They can also see other comments on the music that their Ping friends are downloading through a live feed.
In addition, Ping provides access to concerts including a list of performances in a user’s area, as well as access to venue information and ticket sales.
The social network experience has become more and more pervasive in most aspects of online entertainment and last week last week Apple expanded Ping’s reach through a newly minted partnership with Twitter. Now Ping users can integrate their Twitter followers into their Ping contacts, allowing users to link to their Twitter feeds and automatically respond when another user posts, likes, reviews or purchases a song through iTunes.
It has been a busy few weeks for the iPad as fans anxiously await the release of iOS 4.2. Apple released the final version of iPad iOS 4.2 to developers two weeks ago and have promised to make the update available to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users sometime in November.