How About Making iPad Users Smile?
It seems no matter what I blog about these days, at least one iPad user responds with something to the effect of, "That's great, but where's my iPad app?" Yesterday, after blogging about the many ways we make Septuagint scholars smile, one user sent me this via Twitter: "how about making iPad using pastors smile??"
While we've long had requests for an Accordance app for the iPhone, iPhone users are nowhere near as vocal in their requests as iPad users. I think that's because while the iPad is an iOS device, people use it more like a full-blown computer than a mere handheld. iPhone users would like to be able to read their Accordance modules on their iPhone from time to time, but iPad users want to be able to do in depth study using their iPads. Each day they have to wait is another day they feel handicapped. Which means it's another day they ask us, "When?"
Here's what I told the "iPad using pastor" via Twitter yesterday:
Let's just say I'm busy writing a certain submission to a certain computer maker regarding a certain piece of software. :-)
To which he replied:
well don't let me distract you then.
What does all that mean? It means we're in the final stages of testing and tweaking our initial release. We're also finalizing our submission to Apple for approval of the app. While I can't give a precise date when it will be available, I can tell you that the release of Accordance for iOS should be just around the corner. In tomorrow's post, I'll tell you a little of what you can expect from it.