So I've been playing the free edition because the game looked promising. I was right. If this is something you're interested in, I suggest downloading the free version for a test drive. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite fun. It took me a few tries before I was fully grasping it, but it's definitely worth a look.
The developer seems pretty dedicated looking at the description and his website.
I'm a sucker for space fleet battles.
The game allows you to make your own formations with specific ships very easily, the UI is pretty decent once you learn how to use it. The main drawback so far is the tutorial is quite wordy and the text is small within it. The main objective so far seems to be to build up your fleet and take over planets. There's a decent size campaign and a skirmish mode, with MP on it's way.
It's Universal so iPad owners will appreciate that.