IBM and HCL has released an amazing product, IBM Domino Apps for iPad. They have been showing early versions at IBM Think and other events for the last year, but now it is here, and you can download it in the Apple App Store!
I have seen earlier versions of the product, and I have to say that the developers at HCL did an excellent job. Your existing Notes applications can now run right out of the box with full fidelity and functionality, including formula language and Lotusscript, with no changes needed.
Even features like replication to a local database and working offline works. It is simply a full Notes application client for the iPad.
This is something that people have been asking IBM to develop for at least a decade. And finally we have it available.
There is a version for Android in the works as well, but no official release date has been set for it yet.
So what does this mean? It means that not only can you run your current applications on an iPad, you can develop new applications specifically for tablets. The applications can be styled to work better on tablets, for example larger fonts and buttons. HCL even added some tablet specific functions, like camera integration, to the core Notes functionality.
There are a couple of limitations in the first versions, most notable that there is no support for the mail template, and no support for Xpages in the Notes client.
If you are using Notes and have users with iPads, install IBM Domino Apps for iPad and be prepared to be amazed!