Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The iPad app that will remind you of Microsoft's old Courier project | Microsoft - CNET News

Check the full article for more details; also note there is a $29.99 annual fee if you want to use unlimited Taposé storage and collaboration cloud services

“Last November, CNET detailed the inside story of how Microsoft killed Courier, in part because the device ran headlong into an alternative vision for tablets, powered by Windows 8. Those devices are expected to debut later this year, two-and-a-half years after the original iPad launched.

Microsoft's concept for content creation on a tablet resonated with two developers from the Seattle suburbs, Benjamin Monnig and Ricky Drake. The duo turned to Kickstarter to raise funds to help them bring the Courier vision to the iPad. Their company, Tapose, raised more than $26,000, including funds from the leader of the Courier effort, J Allard, who left Microsoft shortly after it killed the project.

Monnig got an e-mail approval of the app today from Apple. He expects Tapose to debut in iTunes by the end of the day. It will sell for $2.99, a price that could be low enough to draw a large number of users.”

The iPad app that will remind you of Microsoft's old Courier project | Microsoft - CNET News

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