A couple of days ago, we asked our AutoCAD Facebook fans which mobile platform they have and what kind of device they’d like to use for viewing, editing, and sharing drawings. Well, the results are in, and it’s clear our users are freeing themselves from their desktops and are interested in mobile CAD. If you haven’t downloaded AutoCAD WS mobile app for iOS devices yet, give it whirl.
Platform Showdown – Android Hot on the Heels of iPhone and iPad
Although Apple devices still represent the majority of responses (41%), Android is proving quite popular, with 36% of respondents commenting that Android devices – tablet or smart phone – was either what they already owned, or wanted to use. Windows devices came in a distant third, with 7% of the vote. And of course, there were a couple of old-school folks out there too who still want to use pencil and paper. Looks like the napkin sketch won’t go away just yet.
Smartphone vs. Tablet
Tablets are newer to the scene, and offer clear benefits for DWG file viewing with the extra screen real-estate. That said, as smart phones travel everywhere with us these days, they still have the lead—with iPhone being the most popular with our fans.
Here’s the surprise of the survey – almost 5% of the folks who commented were interested in the idea of a dedicated AutoCAD tablet designed specifically for our customers. A dedicated device that simplifies all the steps of your work, incorporates BIM functions, and takes advantage of the GPS and camera features of the mobile device. Interesting indeed…
Using a Laptop? Get AutoCAD WS Web App on Google Chrome Store
No matter what mobile device you have, you can start using the web browser version of AutoCAD WS with your laptop today. It’s available at www.autocadws.com (hey, that’s right here), and we just published our free AutoCAD WS app to the Google Chrome Store too.
We always like to hear from our customers about what they want to see in our products. If you’d like to contribute more feedback to AutoCAD WS product development, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.