I thought I’d join the team here as I see a lot of negative articles about Apple on UTB and wanted to bring some balance to the site.
I’m AppleGuy and I want to share with you the great things that Apple does.
I think that we all accept that BlackBerry’s presence in the tablet market is non-existant. The PlayBook was a good effort but didn’t really deliver. I mean, it didn’t even get BlackBerry 10! So iPad is pretty much the go-to tablet when it comes to business.
You might not like it BlackBerry fans, but there it is. So here’s an example of how the iPad is an awesome business tool.
Today I was using a website that is work-releated. Now iPads are great for work because we have iWork and even Microsoft have chimed in with a crippled fantastic version of Microsoft Office.
So I’m working away on my document and need to upload it. Guess what? The browse button on the website doesn’t work. So I called the technical department to tell them that, thanks to my productivity tool (the iPad), I’ve spotted a problem with their website that won’t let me upload the file.
They told me that it’s because iOS and Safari doesn’t have a file picker that lets you navigate to find a file.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – that this is a shortcoming of the iPad. But it’s not. What I’ve done is not only worked on a spreadsheet (albeit slowly because I can’t use a mouse on an iPad) – but also discovered that a website is incompatible with the iPad too. I’ve let the developers know so that they can redesign their website (or even better – create an app for that) so that I can find a way to share this file I want to give them.
If you think that this is wrong then you might want to check out Michal Morgan on the Apple forum – he agrees with me. Redesigning a website is the short-term solution!
So there you have it. I’ve done my work, found problems for others to fix. If that’s not being productive, then I don’t know what is.
There’s nothing left for me to do. Well, except for me to upload my spreadsheet which is what I wanted to do in the first place – but I guess that can wait until Apple fixes it. It’s only been 6 years so I guess it will be fixed any day now…