When WorkMobile™ was originally envisaged, the drive was to harness the incredible power of mobile phones to replace that nasty, heavy laptop for high quality data capture. In the last year, we’ve seen a huge surge in tablets… lightweight, powerful devices, with large touch-screens, that can provide a whole new experience in mobile computing. Hot on the heels of the iPad, new devices from HP and BlackBerry are pushing the bounds in computing power and portability, along with a wide range of Android powered devices.
One of the great challenges for all companies delivering mobile solutions is to leverage their solution across this ever-increasing range of platforms. New operating systems create new technical challenges, and new device form-factors create new opportunities to improve the user experience.
In the WorkMobile™ development team, we’re excited about these changes in the market, and are working hard to take advantage of our existing cross-platform development strategy that already enables us to deliver our solution to more than 95% of smart phone users worldwide. We’re already working on tablet optimised versions for iPad and Android (users of which can already use the smart phone versions). Our device team are looking closely at the new BlackBerry PlayBook and it’s new Tablet OS operating system, and at HP’s new web OS-based TouchPad, both of which are due to hit the streets in June.
Getting WorkMobile™ to work on every device we can (currently, everything from an iPad down to a €30 Nokia) is what excites eSAY’s device team, and is a big part of what makes WorkMobile™ such a unique product. We’re looking forward to delivering exciting new ways to use WorkMobile™ to you over the coming months!
Graham (Senior Developer)