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Do Engineers Have Appetite for Mobile Apps?

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TurboViewer leverages the iPad's multitouch navigation for panning, zooming, and orbiting functions.
TurboViewer leverages the iPad's multitouch navigation for panning, zooming, and orbiting functions.

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: It's only a matter of time
Ann R. Thryft   12/14/2011 4:00:43 PM

I completely agree with Alex about the user interface problem on mobile devices (as well as other devices). They all suck, as far as I'm concerned. Apple's Mac keyboards on their laptops, at least the older models, are actually pretty darn good, and their touchpads are superb, especially compared to those on Windows machines. But a keyboard's not always what's needed. You don't have to have lousy vision, fat fingers, or be older than 15 to hate texting or soft keyboards. I'm not fond of talking to machines--except for yelling at them when their software malfunctions--but Siri sounds promising.

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Re: It's only a matter of time
Tool_maker   12/15/2011 7:31:39 AM
Good points Brad, but there is one other thing: Am I the only one out here who wants the ability to turn out the office light and go home at the end of the day without having the pressures of work having the ability to follow where ever I am?

You see mobile apps, I see a never ending work day. It is already bad enough that I find myself finishing designs in my head at 3 am, I really do not need the ability to feel obligated to actually, get up and go to work in my kitchen.

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