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Something I dislike about purchasing an app on the iPad is that there is no queue system in the App Store, so if you want to purchase a few different apps, you type in your password on the first app to download it, and the App Store closes and the the Home screen slides away taking you far from the App Store icon to rest at the page where your new app will live. One solution is multitasking on iOS 4, or even folders (if all your icons are in folders and you only have one or two pages then its not difficult to swipe back to the App Store) but you can't do this on the iPad (yet).

Something I've discovered is that after the App Store closes, right as the screen is about to swoosh you away to Page 11, if you quickly put your finger down and 'hold on' to the Home page, you won't move away and when you let go, you'll stay put and you can immediately click on the App Store again while the program downloads and installs. It is slightly faster than waiting to go to the end page and then clicking the Home button to go back.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. This problem should become moot in a month or so when iOS 4.2 comes out for iPad.]
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Catch the iPad start screen after app purchase
Authored by: JPry on Oct 15, '10 08:26:05AM

My personal solution is to keep the App Store app on my Dock, since there is room for 6 apps on the iPad dock. That way, I can access the App store from any screen instantly.



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Catch the iPad start screen after app purchase
Authored by: auco on Oct 15, '10 10:10:10AM

if you're on another screen that screen number 1, just click on the home screen button again and it takes you back to page 1!



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Catch the iPad start screen after app purchase
Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 16, '10 06:32:22AM

Huh? Just press the home button.



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Catch the iPad start screen after app purchase
Authored by: echiriff on Oct 19, '10 06:37:53AM

As someone said before, I keep the App Store in my home page, so all I do is hit the Home Page button. Still it would be nice if there was a "Shopping Cart" option to continue buying and be able to select checkout when you are done! Every web store has that. Can't be too hard.



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