Conde Nast is certainly trying luck (and succeeding) at developing useful apps in this overcrowded app world. Their latest idea is about flying while presenting…. or something like that:
Idea Flight is basically an app to share PDF (only for now) presentations on iPads. And why would you use it? Mmmmm that’s a really really good question, but as business tablets are the next office universal form factor (maybe substituting laptops one day…) it makes a lot of sense to share your ppt in a room without hard-printed copies or a visioconference + projector: it gets messy believe me.
Unfortunately this app while being free for visualising presentations (like a PDF reader) is 8$ to upgrade if you want to become a “Pilot”.. so not that handy….
A few other neat tricks like wi-fi or bluetooth iPad real-time sharing (up to 16 iPads), LinkedIn integration (passenger list) or locked/unlocked modes are great features that should definitely be extended to other identity modes & file formats… power points… excel spreadsheets… open office…. you know… the tools that 90% of the business people use?
Enjoy the limited flight in the meantime.