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Tuesday, November 18 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Doing The Write Thing: Document Editing Made Mobile - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc. & Peter Kelly, UX Productivity

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At the Denver ApacheCon last April, I presented on the evolution of OpenOffice, and the need for a good quality, compatible solution for mobile devices.

Participants suggested establishing a project in Apache Labs to address this problem. It would depart from existing architectures but could reuse some elements from OpenOffice where appropriate. It would be lightweight, portable, and independent of legacy code.

A good starting point would be UX Write, developed by Peter Kelly. It only runs on iOS at present, but most of the code is cross-platform, and could be made to work on Android and other systems. Peter and I have discussed the idea of open-sourcing parts of the app under the Apache 2.0 license. The app uses HTML natively, and WebKit for displaying documents on-screen, and supports import/export of .docx, export of LaTeX, and could be further extended to support ODF.


Peter Kelly

CEO, UX Productivity
Peter Kelly is the Founder & CEO of UX Productivity, an small software development company focusing on mobile productivity solutions. He is the developer of UX Write, a word processor for the iPad. Peter is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Prior to starting UX Productivity... Read More →
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Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm CET

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