“The first iAd for iPad will launch this afternoon for the upcoming Disney blockbuster ‘Tron Legacy,'” Kunur Patel reports for AdAge. “This is a preview of what Apple’s mobile ad format will look like on the iPad, and the only iAd planned for Apple’s tablet for this year, an Apple spokesman told Advertising Age.”
“The format, designed to maximize the ad potential of Apple’s tablet computer, will be launched widely in early 2011 when other ads start flowing onto the platform,” Patel reports. “Like its iPhone and iPod Touch predecessors, the first iPad iAd is chock-full of the rich graphics, touch navigation and video native to apps. The full-screen “Tron” ad, which will run in iPad apps such as TV Guide, includes close to 10 minutes of video, images from the movie, a theater locator with showtimes, and a preview of the movie soundtrack with the option to purchase on iTunes without leaving the ad. For the first time in any iAd, users will also be able to send email straight from within the ad.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]