Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:14 pm
Apps for "mobile devices" means not only phones but also including tablets. I believe Graphisoft should do real time research (if they did not already) to review the Mobile Apps platforms. I am by no way an expert on the stats / data but being responsible for End User Tech Support in my appointed area I serve several users & practices using ArchiCad on all types of devices and platforms (including Windows 8 mobile devices, especially tablets).
Microsoft might be behind with regards to mobile development for devices and apps but should not be excluded from Graphisoft's development planning. Looking at the Windows 8 developments and how many tablets are available with this OS I believe Microsoft will catch up fast. Exclusivity is not in line with Graphisoft's OpenBIM "concept".
Windows 8 tablets (in our coutry anyway) is very competitive in both specs and price. My ASUS T100TA 10" (Q-Core 1.7Ghz, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSHD) cost only R5100 (+/-$480) and it has enough punch to run ArchiCad 16.
Not that I would or intend to use this device on a productive level, but it already brought value to my day for quick demos via a projector / larger screen. Even tech support "on-the-go" has become easier. I have more happy clients, faster using this tool.
Now here is my problem: This is one of many compatible devices out there and so mamy more people could be reached with our awesome Graphisoft technologies if Windows 8 compatibility could be expanded to the BIMx & BIMx Hyper Model Apps.
I can also not understand why the BIMx Hyper Model App is not available for desktop users. How much more awesome would it be if I could do a full demo (that includes BIMx H/M) from my MAC or Windows laptop (or powerhouse Desktop for that matter).
I think this states my point good enough? I really hope to see BIMx H/M on all possible devices.
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