Recently I have become a bit of an Apple fan boy purchasing my first Mac and now taking the plunge and purchasing an iPad. One of the first apps I was looking forward to trying on the iPad was Wyse pocket cloud. I have already blogged about Wyse pocket cloud on the iPhone and to this day it is one of my most favourite apps.
Wyse pocket cloud has been written to be a native iPad app taking the new screen size into account and also the ability to use the VGA out adapter more on that later. Wyse pocket cloud can either be used as an RDP client or a VMWare view client.
Of course I am using mine as a View client at present, having the ability to connect to my work desktop from anywhere on my iPad now opens up many more use cases than it did on the iPhone. Whilst the functionality on the iPhone is brilliant the screen size always limited the functionality, you are now able to connect with a resolution native to the iPad of 1024 x 768 and in landscape or portrait. So gone are the days where you need to zoom in to parts of the screen like on the iPhone.
I am currently using Wyse Pocket Cloud to connect to my desktop, using the vSphere client to deploy a new VM. It isn’t only usable but feels a natural device and not really different from connecting in from a PC or thin client. You can pair a bluetooth keyboard with the iPad and use the VGA out adapter to connect to a monitor or projector, the only real limitation is the fact you can’t pair a mouse so need to rely on using the touch screen at all times.
Below are a few screenshots, I will also include some photos and videos in the next few days.