Trawling for Aussie Apple iPad apps

Trawling for Aussie Apple iPad apps

Summary: Apple's iPad is about to arrive in Australia. Yes, there's plenty of hype. But the iPad is a new and different beast. How will it be used, beyond its obvious role, as a media consumption device?

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TOPICS: Apple, Apps, Hardware, iPad
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Apple's iPad is about to arrive in Australia. Yes, there's plenty of hype. But the iPad is a new and different beast. How will it be used, beyond its obvious role, as a media consumption device?

On Patch Monday this week, a look at the iPad from an Australian perspective.

Keith Ahern, CEO of award-winning mobile consultancy Mogeneration, explains why he's enthusiastic about the iPad and why it represents a whole new approach to computing. He talks us through Medwords, the company's medical app, and reveals a surprising choice for his favourite iPad application.

And from Salmat Digital, executive general manager Paul Marshall explains the logic behind the Lasoo app, an iPad front-end to the Australian shopping catalogue site Lasoo.com.au. He thinks the iPad is the perfect shopping platform.

Plus we have Stilgherrian's usual idiosyncratic look at the week's IT news headlines.

To leave an audio comment for Patch Monday, Skype to stilgherrian, or phone Sydney 02 8011 3733.

Running time: 26 minutes, 45 seconds

Topics: Apple, Apps, Hardware, iPad

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He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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  • Illuminating program. Thanks.

    After playing with the Desire do you think you'll go Android or Apple?
    jimb2-1a1a0
  • jimb2, I won't spoil the write-up of the HTC Desire I'll do over a my own website tomorrow or Monday.

    However I guess in summary that at this stage the Android phone would be capable of doing most of what I want, but the iPhone probably would be too. One advantage of the iPhone is that there's an app for Basecamp, the project coordination tool I use, whereas there ain't one for Android yet.

    My current telco contract -- a Nokia N96 with Virgin Mobile -- runs out in November, and I think I'd make the decision then based on what Apple announces with this supposed 4G iPhone.
    stilgherrian