One of my first big iPad app surprsies was discovering that ABC’s app let me watch full episodes on my iPad free of charge. The Wall Street Journal reports that this free app has had more than 200,000 downloads in the first 10 days after the iPad was available. That means it was installed on about 40% of all the iPads sold during that period.
The app works well and looks good on the iPad. Turning the iPad from portrait to landscape orientation provides a full screen view. The only relatively minor issue is that the app does not display the video on an external VGA display device when using the iPad VGA connector cable.