This will probably be the last of the iPad app announcements. Now that Amazon has been approved, it's a matter of when, not if, other apps will be available.
From the Kobo blog:
A couple months ago we were so excited about the iPad launch we could barely sleep. Since then, it’s our developers who have been robbed of their sleep creating an all new Kobo HD eReader to match the revolutionary design of the iPad. Not only did we choose to lead with great design but we also added some very cool features to our new iPad app that we plan to bring to our other platforms.
Well the wait is finally over! We are proud to announce that today Kobo has arrived on the iPad as the first third-party eReading application available on Apple’s iPad App Store . As we say, Kobo will be on any device people use to read – and iPad is no exception.
From the USA Today press release:
USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling print newspaper, today announced the USA TODAY App for iPad will be available tomorrow on the App Store. Access to the App will be free until July 4, 2010 courtesy of our launch partner, Courtyard by Marriott. After the initial launch period the App will be available via a fee-based subscription.The USA TODAY App for iPad features the signature look and design that readers have come to trust from USA TODAY providing them with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY content in a convenient interactive package. Rich media advertising for the USA TODAY App will be powered by Gannett's PointRoll subsidiary.
From the comiXology press release:
comiXology, the leading retail services and digital comic distributor, today launched its Comics by comiXology app for Apple's iPad. Coinciding with the highly anticipated arrival of the iPad, comiXology's Comics app is the largest and most comprehensive digital comic book reader, store and retail locater to launch on the device.Based on comiXology's industry-leading comic book apps, Comics by comiXology for the iPad enables fans to browse, purchase and read their favorite comics directly through the device. The Comics by comiXology app comes with over 150 free comics, providing users the opportunity to explore and discover new comics across comiXology's library of more than 1,300 comic books from over 30 publishers. Users can search and browse through comics based on titles, creators, publishers, genre and ratings.