The future of the technology is in tablets and the Apple is also at the top in the race of the best tablets. Apple launched first generation of iPad back in 2010 and since then, it has been on the shelves of the retailer stores and the demand is increasing by every day passed.
Other manufacturers have tried to beat this one but none of them has been proved to be an iPad killer. Obviously the reason is the eco system of iOS and the App Store. The most anticipated tablet has been in demand because the large touch screen with iOS running on it takes the tablet PC experience to next level.
There are many apps which are only dedicated to the iPad and one of those apps is the OnLive’s Desktop App. This app has been delayed many a times but now finally it has made its way to the Apple’s App Store. The OnLive’s virtual Windows 7 interface and Office application for the iPad is now available for download in the App Store. This is a must have application as it provides the iPad users with fully functional versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the technology this app uses is the Cloud computing technology.
The users need to download the small application from the App Store and after installing it, you need to sign up for OnLive account which will enable then to have an access of a full Windows 7 interface on their iPad. This will take you to use the Microsoft Office applications as well on your iPad.
The application is internet based and through OnLive servers, it is streamed to your device. The performance of the application can be affected by the internet speed and server proximity and other factors which are connected with your network connection.
There is a free version of the app is available for now which gives you a time slot to have your hands on it and if you like it then you can subscribe it as well. It is a basic skeleton service limited by server constraints and capacity. I think that you must try the free version at least once and I am sure you will surely like it. Subscription options are not up yet but obviously you will see the packages and details in the coming days. We will update you about it. However you receive a useful 2GB of cloud storage which acts as a Windows Document’s folder that OnLive will automatically save your work to.
Well if you have an already user account on OnLive, then you can use that to get connected else there is an option for new users to sign up for free. To start using the Microsoft applications, you will need both the application on your device with an account on OnLive. The Application is free to download at App Store and it weighs 4.8 MB.
According to the reports many new features are also under development like a collaborative service for Desktop Pro and Enterprise users. It allows then sharing with voice chat functionality and small group creation, which thousands of simultaneous users can join. It will surely have some more attraction for the users from all backgrounds as it makes the Microsoft Office portable through the cloud computing technology. It is also including an enticing amount of free cloud storage which surely is a plus.
What are your plans now? Are you going to get your hands on the free trial version of this OnLive’s virtual Windows 7 interface and Office application for the iPad? A video is also available which demonstrates the working of the applications in detail. In the end as usual, do not forget to write us back with your interests and thoughts. For more, news, stay tuned with us.