Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Mar 2014 19:36 UTC

We know you've been wanting it, and starting today, you can download Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad from the App Store. The apps have the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel that is unmistakably Office, while offering a fantastic touch experience built from the ground up for iPad. With the free versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, view your Excel data and present with PowerPoint. Your documents will look as good as they do on your PC and MacĀ®, and better than ever on your iPad. With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad.

It looks pretty good, and as a heavy Office users, I can't wait until this hits Android tablets. On a related note: Office for phones (both iOS and Android) has gone completely free.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that iOS got touch Office before Windows. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.

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RE[4]: Details of the port?
by leos on Sat 29th Mar 2014 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Details of the port?"
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C++, outside of the game industry is simply not as good an alternatives anymore which is why no one wants to use it and even there high level languages like LUA and even Javascript ( like in Unity, not like in a webpage ) are taking up more and more of the stack.

Ever used Qt? It's awesome for cross platform development and hides 95% of the crap in C++. And now with the support for iOS and Android (and Blackberry and Windows Phone) you can write your apps on Windows, compile and test on Windows, and only do some small platform specific things that aren't covered by the base library. The value of being able to test 95% of the functionality of our app on Windows is huge, as we the build/test cycle is way faster than waiting for a device or a simulator. Then it goes on the devices to do those little platform specific things (local notifications, text to speech, in app purchase, etc).

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RE[5]: Details of the port?
by Lennie on Sun 30th Mar 2014 21:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Details of the port?"
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Wasn't it still true you need an Apple machine to submit it for review to the Apple app store ?

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RE[6]: Details of the port?
by moondevil on Mon 31st Mar 2014 15:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Details of the port?"
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Yes, but with multi-platform frameworks it can be relegated to a common build machine to the whole team, instead of requiring each developer to have one.

That is how we do it.

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