While I'm not a member of the "Cult of Jobs", I would have to admit to being very suceptable to anything bright and shiny - and the new iPad fits that bill to a tee! I bought an iPad yesterday, and am already hooked, planning all of the ways that this slim devise will make my life easier and more fun.
Videos loaded for the long drive to central Minnesota to visit my parents? Check. I can relive the confusion and intrigue that is Lost - Seasons 1 to 5.
Song library and Moodagent app synced and set list created? Check. Now I can let the iPad do the work when I want to set the mood with music and the sweep of a finger.
New app loaded that lets me turn my iPad into an accordian? Check! Who doesn't want to be able to play the accordian at their whim without lugging around the traditional instrument? This app is brilliant, combining the real-life sounds of an accordian with the fun of annoying almost everyone who surrounds you when you begin to play.
Another favorite app is RunPee, which provides the best times and durations in which to run to the bathroom during first-run hit movies. The app also lets you set a vibrating timer so you won't miss the opportune moment or annoy other attendees, and gives you a brief sysnopsis of what you missed while out of the theatre.
And I have to admit to being thrilled with how our West LegalEdcenter CLE Mobile app, usable immediately with the same app as the iPhone or iPod Touch, looks on the iPad! As my team and I continue to work on development for the next version of the app, due out this Spring, I'm also excited about how this new technology will enhance the viewing experience for attorneys. Future functionality includes searching for and enrolling in or purchasing programs, the ability to delete completed programs, video CLE, and live webcast streaming. Watch my blog for more details as we work through the challenges and rewards of development for the Mobile app - whether for viewing on the iPod Touch, iPhone, or now the new iPad.