viktoras at ekoinf.net
Thu Jan 28 05:41:23 CST 2010
I see these "slate computers" as perfect means for "out of office" data
collection/retrieval/on-site analysis in science (field works,
expeditions), medicine, surveys, etc... Add GPS and Wifi/GPRS/etc..
connectivity and it looks like a platform worth to be taken seriously :-)
> I aggree that the iPad offers an opportunity for Rev developers once
> RevMobile is there and working. As you mentioned the in-house market and the
> vertical market will have a device that can change a lot of workflows.
> Just consider connecting a bar-code scanner to the iPad and you have an
> inventory system that can very well be integrated into an existing IT
> Or consider connecting a credit-card reader/mobile printer and you change
> your whole buisiness from a fixed point of sale to a mobile one as Apple
> does in its stores.
> Consider hospitals with their need for mobile access to data and data input.
> I know of some buisinesses that are just waiting for a device of that form
> factor to change the way they do their retail and inventory.
> Since I have the feeling that Rev is mostly used in vertical markets and
> seeing how these markets have a tendency to go mobile this might well be an
> opportunity for Rev developers.
> And although I see some problems with the Appstore, as far as distribution
> of software especially for small companies and even single person companies
> it takes a lot of problems out marketing a product.
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