[lbo-talk] TouchPad

// ravi ravi at platosbeard.org
Mon Aug 22 12:46:08 PDT 2011

On Aug 22, 2011, at 12:15 PM, Charles Turner wrote:
> On Aug 22, 2011, at 11:24 AM, // ravi wrote:
> Although it costs $90 a year to be an iOS developer, allowing you to develop applications for the App store, it's really much easier to get started with developing for Apple devices than any of the other brands.

I am told that WebOS is a great development platform - would most likely be true at least for me, since I am not a big fan of Objective C. But I’d take that over Android’s Java/C/C++/whatever-else mess, I think.

>> I do agree with Wojtek that if you are using the device primarily for this sort of thing, then you are better off with a laptop. I just got a new MBP a few months ago to replace my 4+ year old MacBook. I did not even consider the iPad an alternative.
> I think you need to consider the business uses of these things as well. Consider the tablet that the UPS and FEDEX guys carry around with them. I work in an area where portable computation is very useful, and the ease with which I can develop specialty applications that capture locational information and photos taken with an internal camera in a database is fantastically useful.



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