I finally received my 3G iPads today for myself & a few developers (and my wife…). The iPad is VERY cool. I’ll still stick to my Kindle for reading (minimally my constant emails will distract me from the Kindle App), but everything else will be iPad.
Using GPS Insight on the iPad works pretty well.
Here are a few screen shots:
GPS Insight dashboard, reports, maps, & landmark creation screens on the iPad
The dashboard allows you to run reports, click to zoom into specific vehicles, minimize and delete dashlets, as well as edit properties:
GPS Insight dashboard on an iPad
Edit dashlet properties within GPS Insight on an iPad
Running and clicking through reports, creating landmarks, and several other capabilities are all supported natively.
Right now you can’t add or move dashlets, since that requires a “drag” action which isn’t really available on a touchscreen Apple device.
So we will add functionality to allow customers to do that — a simple click event on the available dashlets, as well as arrow buttons on each dashlet and map will help to fix that limitation of these devices.
I’m not sure how many of our customers use iPads (we’ve had several requests for support though). They should be happy once this is complete (maybe by the end of this week).
We also have an iPhone App which is installable through iTunes — we haven’t gotten it on the App Store yet, but it’s a simple install if you want to contact us for a copy.
Here are a couple more screenshots of GPS Insight on the iPad (note this vehicle is parked slightly outside the landmark — easy to adjust though, with or without an iPad):
GPS Insight mapping on the iPad
Editing a complex landmark within GPS Insight on the iPad
Let us know how you like using the iPad within GPS Insight.
One tip: set up your dashboards in advance, then choose between them on the iPad — it’s easy to pull up several saved dashboards.