New App Claims to Turn iPad into a Web Server

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by robinfish, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. robinfish macrumors member

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    Tech-On! posted a very interesting feature about an app called “ServersMan HD” from FreeBit Co Ltd that is designed to make the iPad accessible from any computer that is connected to the Internet. Tech-On! says that the company has submitted the app to the Apple iPad App Store for approval, and once it has been approved, it will be available as a free download. The app is already available for iPhone (pictured above), Android, Windows Mobile and other devices, with the newest app awaiting approval being the aforementioned iPad-exclusive HD version.

    Once ServersMan HD is installed on your iPad, you can access text files, photos and other items stored on the device, such as PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, all via the Internet. You can also use it to upload and download files to and from the iPad.

    It all sounds great in theory, although it has to be said that the ratings for the iPhone version in the App store are rather low. Hopefully they’ve ironed out any problems and perfected the software for the iPad, but there’s no way of knowing until it’s approved and released to the App Store and the reviews start coming in.

    Source: Tech-On!
     
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Some apps, for instance GoodReader, already do something similar (host a website on the iPad) for their file upload mechanism.

    A website needs to be always-on - why on Earth would you want to tie down your iPad as a 24-7 server? Much better to have a server at home/in the cloud and control that FROM your iPad. :)
     

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