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Morfik iPad Party
After waiting for what felt like an eternity my new iPad was hand-delivered to my home yesterday, three weeks ahead of its scheduled release in Australia. It did not take me long to get up and running. Loading content through iTunes went smoothly and I was soon playing with the familiar iPhone content on this new device.
Of course, the first thing I wanted to do was check out how Morfik apps ran in the iPad. But more importantly, I wanted to find out for myself whether this new device would live up to the hype and could really change the way we experience the web. Naturally here at Morfik things like that are very important to us. The last time I was this excited was when IE5 was released. IE5 was the first browser that made it possible to think of the web as a software platform. It has been a long time since anything as significant that has happened in the world of browsers. Of course there have been a lot of major improvements over the years but no game changers. So, I was really keen to experience it first-hand.
First things first, I went straight to the Morfik sites and soon discovered everything worked fine. Well, not quite everything. The videos had all gone missing and in their place was nothing but white boxes! Putting this aside (we will support HTML 5 videos soon) everything else worked like a charm. The experience of using touch on a large screen is just out of this world. The zooming is simply amazing. In all my years in the CAD world, with all its sophisticated zooming and panning, I never experienced anything like this.
With initial signs being so positive I could not keep the excitement to myself anymore; I had the Morfik crew over to my place for an “iPad party” the same night. All I can tell you is that I didn’t get another chance to play with it again until now, as I sit here writing this blog on the iPad!
Having experienced it now first-hand I have a feeling this thing is going to play a big part in our future. The first thing you will see from us is an HTML5 package that will let you explore and play with the amazing new possibilities in web development. Of course, our first priority is to carry out rigorous testing and make sure any incompatibility problems that we might possibly find are immediately addressed. We will keep you posted of developments on this front.
And as for those of you who have managed to get your hands on an iPad please share any experiences that you feel might be of interest or use to the Morfik community.