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Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 5:20 pm

I know Corey, Alex, and myself all have a LG 8.3" tablet. I think Brad has a RT Surface. Jayson has something too. What does everyone have and what do they use it for? Do you use it enough to justify owning one?

If I wasn't reading comics on mine I don't think I would need one. I hate typing on the larger screen so I don't like to do anything productive on it. Games are fun for awhile but I get tired of them quickly.
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Re: Tablets

Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 6:25 pm

Kehly still has the HP Touchpad 10". I keep it running with the latest Android and she uses the crap out of it. Does a lot of cooking with the recipes on the tablet.

I have the Nexus 7 (2013). I usually keep it by the couch and browse the web or facebook on it. I also like to develop apps on it.

Not really a tablet: but I also have an HP Slate 21 Pro, its like an all-in-one desktop PC except it runs full Android. Kind of like a 21" tablet. That I use for work stuff.
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Postby goldenrod » Tue May 06, 2014 6:46 pm

I have a nexus 7 and the kids have 2 of them also, the wife has the nexus 10 and Reese has an iPad mini. I wish the wife would trade me for reading comics. The kids play lots of games on theirs and watch YouTube videos. Reese got hers free from a cancer organization and she plays and watches all kinds of things on hers. They use iPads at the hospitals and its a good distraction for her when they are messing with her at the hospital.
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Re: Tablets

Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 7:32 pm

iPads are pretty much babysitters.
And Hunter, get the app Pushbullet and send me your apps! I wanna see them
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Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 9:08 pm

Tyler wrote:iPads are pretty much babysitters.
And Hunter, get the app Pushbullet and send me your apps! I wanna see them


Can't right now, all of my apps are for work. I will once I write one of my own, I have a few ideas.
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 9:12 pm

Ah gotcha. I thought they were pet projects, not work related. Can you share your personal projects? And what language are they in? Are for all 3 major phone platforms?
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Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 9:20 pm

Tyler wrote:Ah gotcha. I thought they were pet projects, not work related. Can you share your personal projects? And what language are they in? Are for all 3 major phone platforms?


Like can i share what my ideas are? Maybe, once I get going on them.

Right now I'm all Android, I've investigated a few cross platform build tools but most are too general.
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 9:27 pm

Yeah, yes share your personal ideas. Wasn't sure if you wanted to wait to post about them so no one stole your idea. We do get a lot of google bots on the forum...
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Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Tyler wrote:Yeah, yes share your personal ideas. Wasn't sure if you wanted to wait to post about them so no one stole your idea. We do get a lot of google bots on the forum...


Yep. But I may share some later and if anyone wants to team up and help there's always plenty to go around.
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Re: Tablets

Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 9:34 pm

I can collectively speak on every forum members' behalf that we have zero app development experience. I can maybe help you mock up screens tho!
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Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 9:36 pm

Tyler wrote:I can collectively speak on every forum members' behalf that we have zero app development experience. I can maybe help you mock up screens tho!


Mock screens and graphics are a big piece of where help would be appreciated.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue May 06, 2014 9:49 pm

I'm help too! See, work meetings do party off Tyler
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Re: Tablets

Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 10:15 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:I'm help too! See, work meetings do party off Tyler

You're starting to sound like a HussBuss
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Re: Tablets

Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 10:20 pm

Tyler wrote:
cwilkins88 wrote:I'm help too! See, work meetings do party off Tyler

You're starting to sound like a HussBuss


Worse, I wasn't even going to touch that.
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Re: Tablets

Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 10:24 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:I'm help too! See, work meetings do party off Tyler

Translated: I'll help too! See, work meetings do pay off Tyler.

Cwilkins and I attended a UX show and tell today about applications to design wireframe and screens for mobile apps.
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Re: Tablets

Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 10:28 pm

Tyler wrote:
cwilkins88 wrote:I'm help too! See, work meetings do party off Tyler

Translated: I'll help too! See, work meetings do pay off Tyler.

Cwilkins and I attended a UX show and tell today about applications to design wireframe and screens for mobile apps.


Ah thanks. I was still contemplating how work meetings caused Tyler to "party off".

If you guys have ideas you want to investigate, we should definitely do that too. I can do/teach the underlying app code and its even easier with great designs to work from.
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Re: Tablets

Postby Tyler » Tue May 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Chris (cwilkins) and I are both interested in UX design as a fun pursuit, but we have no project or direction in mind on how to get us started.
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Re: Tablets

Postby simo » Tue May 06, 2014 10:48 pm

Games are a good place to sometimes start. Think of all the ridiculously simple, time-waster games there are out there.

Another good place is 'reinventing the wheel', somewhat literally. Find something novel that someone has done and do it better. Could be a simple as a calculator app or clock.
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Re: Tablets

Postby cwilkins88 » Wed May 07, 2014 5:16 am

I really butchered that sentence
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Re: Tablets

Postby Corey » Wed May 07, 2014 10:40 am

I don't really use mine for anything other than reading certification books on it and playing games when traveling. I don't really need one but it was so dirt cheap that I couldn't pass it up.

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