Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Year of the Slate

I recently attended a seminar regarding mobile technology in the health care industry.  The presenter explained how the iPad and other slate-like devices will change the game this year. In my personal experience, the iPad has replaced my laptop for nearly all web surfing and basic email tasks.

In the coming months I think we’ll see the iPad and other slates become more readily adopted by the enterprise. Corporations are beginning to learn that sales teams and field workers have much to gain from a device that’s lightweight, always connected, relatively cheap, and intuitive to use.

While both the iPad/iPhone and Android platforms are “app-centric”, development frameworks such as Sencha Touch and jQTouch will continue to blur the lines between web applications and native applications. This will allow for customized, rapid deployment of cross-platform web apps for both home and business purposes.