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From Kevin Grignon <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice for iPhone/iPad
Date Mon, 14 May 2012 02:14:34 GMT

Some good info in your post. Thanks for sharing. 

While our energy may be targeted at the desktop, mobile context of use matters. 

We need to understand who is doing what with AOO, and understand how AOO integrates into a
user's mobile lifestyle and/or work style. 

AOO User Experience is refreshing the UX wiki this week. We'll send out a link shortly to
some new wiki pages where we will invite everyone to capture their key usage scenarios. 


AOO User Experience Designer

On May 14, 2012, at 9:31 AM, Louis Suárez-Potts <> wrote:

> Raphael Bircher wrote:
>> Am 14.05.12 00:11, schrieb Steven Ball:
>>> Are you working on a version of OpenOffice for iOS?
>> No, there are ODF Viewers from IBM. But I don't know, maybe sameone will
>> work on this.
>> Greetings Raphael
> Not sure if Steven is subscribed, so am cc'ing him. But to add to what
> R. wrote: there are several independent groups working on iOS (iPad)
> editors for ODF files, which AOO uses by default. One does not need the
> whole application on an mobile (egad) but having some editing
> functionality is a good thing. The point would be to save files one edited.
> There is also rollApp, which offers the entire suite via browser / html5
> for iPad. It's in beta. But the demonstration showed at the recent ODF
> plugfest in Brussels evidenced fairly fast response. Conjoined with a
> remote storage server (eg, Dropbox), one can use a mobile to view/edit
> and save ODF files via an interface  (AOO) that is familiar.\
> For readers, I have tried them all (that are publicly available) and
> recommend Symphony. (No, not an IBM employee am I.) There is also my
> prior favourite, FileApp Pro, and then there are some others that may or
> may not still be around. (I had checked last year around this time,
> though I only tested out Symphony's iOS app a few weeks ago, in Brussels.)
> Finally, there is a lot of very belated activity on this front. I think
> everyone has been waiting for the right moment, to see if a) there is
> actually a call for mobile devices that can do things besides show
> entertainment and b) if the big vendors were able to act on the supposed
> demand (I believe, and always have, that there is real demand: if only
> to look at schools). Apple has made iWorks available for iPad (and
> iPHone) for some time, and it integrates with its cloud. The laggard was
> and remains, oddly, Microsoft. Or perhaps not so oddly.
> So, I'd expect there to be a shock of strong contenders for ODF editors
> on the iPad H2 (after July) this year. It's not that they must run the
> entire suite; it's that they must be abel to do good enough. And the
> vendors/projects making these may very well not be using AOO (or not
> only) but other ODF editors, as well.
> -louis
> -- 
> Louis Suárez-Potts
> PPMC Member
> Apache OpenOffice

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