thoughts on an Applevis App for iOS and Mac OS X
In an ideal world this is clearly something that we would love to do, and you're certainly not the first to ask <smile>
However, it is simply not feasible. The complexity of developing an app that provided the required level of integration and interaction with the existing site is far beyond the skills that we have available to us. Knowing how the site works, I am under no illusion that it would even be a major challenge for an experienced app developer.
For now, this will have to stay on the wishlist.
I'm afraid that the Drupad app is a long way from being a realistic option.
I have it myself, and it is okay for managing certain administrative tasks, but for regular site users it would have very limited use or capabilities (and to be fair that is not what it is is designed for).
For example, you cannot use the app to search or browse content (unless you use the built-in web browser, in which case you might as well be using Safari).
In theory it is possible to post new content through the app, but this does not work reliably with the nature and amount of information that is required to post to some areas of the site.
You also cannot add comments through the app, unless you use the built-in browser. Again, it's quicker and easier to simply use Safari.
Looking at Kara's original wishlist, I don't see one thing on there that Drupad would be able to do.
However, it is an app that I monitor, as it shows just a hint of what might be possible.