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April 26, 2011 10:36AM
Hi Scott,

This is my first time in the forum. I thank Joanne's encouragement to send me here and its nice I have a few minutes to spend here.

Thanks for asking the question for popularity input on mobile device platforms...maybe its too late now to respond? If not, I have some to share:

I have voiced this some of input before but, I am an Apple fan - the new iPad 2 is a beautiful device (my wife saved up and bought one). On the GPS side for thisdevice, I don't the ins & outs of it, but it (and many other mobile devices) do a really good job with depicting location via cell triangulation.
An Apple version of FW applications would a dream of mine come true. :) That has been me - I know the Apple computer population in the ag community isn't that large, but it is growing. We have had a couple farmers ask about a Mac desktop version in the past year.

Android - is definitely picking up popularity around us. That is one OS I haven't experienced a lot of yet. All I have heard is positive and nothing negative. One savvy farmer we know whom is in our area, he is a iPhone user...he told me the other day that his next phone will be an Android. He liked the features in the interface much better.

Blackberry - always a constant request from our customers - the reason why it is a constant request is because there are we have so many customers whom use Blackberry as their phone. What I am starting to notice is that since RIM (Blackberry manufacturer) is now really experiencing competition in the mobile market place - farmers whom once had a Blackberry, now own an iPhone, or an Android, etc.
With RIM's new release of its Blackberry Playbook, it will be interesting to see if the ag community jumps aboard on it. My uncle (whom is a large grower) just bought a Playbook last week.

The question I raise is - with this mobile market place changing so rapidly, how does Farm Works/Trimble plan to stay abreast with being flexible and compatible with each OS platform?

Is the answer a 'cloud based' solution? To me, that definitely sounds the simplest - and I am sure it could also marry well with Connected Farm in the future - data being stored on a 'cloud' server as opposed to locally...?? I guess the next question/challenge is since 'cloud based' is so dependent on cell coverage - that could be a real gap in some key market regions? But then, on the other hand, I am sure cell coverages are improving every year.

I know I 'spit' out a lot here, but, I thought I would share what I am seeing at this point in time. It could be different next week on how fast things are changing. :)

Thanks,
Paul
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