graphic recording on the iPad?
iPad + Sketchbook Pro + stylus => bingo?!
+ Sketchbook Pro for iPad $7.99
+ iPad stylus $10.76
This could very well change the landscape of graphic recording.
Of course, the scheme depends on the agility and *input* resolution of SBPro with iPad stylus. The latter point is crucial. According to one developer, the input resolution on the iPad does allow you to select individual pixels. Whether this enables a performer to do fast small hand lettering remains to be seen. My local Apple reseller reports signing his name using a stylus in the default drawing app that comes with the iPad. And another user reports that AutoDesk has been creative with zooming for fine grain input in the SBPro iPad app. Both good signs for the usability of SBPro for graphic recording!
So, all you early adopters out there — adopt, adapt, and then let me know.
Oh yeah, one more thing: how does the group itself see your graphic recording?
Oops! 4/16/10: apparently VGA out support is on a per-application basis, not simply screen sharing of whatever you see! And apparently SBPro mobile doesn’t have it (yet). I posted the question to the appropriate Autodesk forum. Stay tuned.
Well, first, there is the VGA Adapter for the iPad ($29) which “lets you connect your iPad to a TV, monitor, projector, or LCD display.” That’s when you and all your viewers are in the same room.
But what about when you’re not all in the same room? — i.e. graphic recording for remote groups? Well, looks like that will happen too …
Any remote viewing capability depends on some provider like Gotomeeting or Webex supporting a content broadcast application for the iPad.
Right now both Gotomeeting and Webex have meeting *attendee* (content receving) iPad clients, but not meeting *organizer* (content broadcast) clients.
However, I think it’s only a matter of time.
Webex says this:
Can I schedule or start a WebEx meeting and invite people to my meeting from Apple iPad?
This is not supported on Apple iPad with this release.
Gotomeeting has no comment, but if their main competitor is working on it …