Second Screens & Minimal Setups

Why Productivity Apps on iOS should have Second Screen interfaces.

Chatting with Benjamin Southworth this morning regarding the minimalist setup and my desire for apps other than games to take advantage of the second screen APIs in iOS.

Real Racing 2 HD, for instance, uses the main screen of the device as a dashboard when a second, larger, screen is attached (via cable or over AirPlay). So if it works for games, why not productivity apps. Why does the phone not turn into a touchpad when attached in this way? Why not have other options on the touchscreen as opposed to the larger screen? Why do I lug about a 5.6 lb laptop?

Arrive at destination. Plug in screen (that also charges your device). Pair keyboard. Boom.

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