Architactile Featured in AECbytes’ iPad Apps for Architects: Design and Visualization Article!

It’s pretty much impossible to work in information technology in the AEC industry and not be aware of Lachmi Khemlani’s AECbytes newsletter and website. I find it to be one of the best resources anywhere for technology product development news and industry technology trends.  This month Lachmi is tackling iPad Apps for AEC in two parts. The first is focused on the architect’s side of the fence in an article on Design and Visualization in which she talks about the usual suspects – Graphisoft, Autodesk, and Abvent – and then finished up the article with a review of Architactile Inception.

I especially love that Lachmi begins and end the article with reflections on her own relationship with the iPad, being a somewhat reluctant adopter, having limited expectations and ultimately coming to recognize the productive power of Apple’s little tablet. I think this is a common experience for those that really put forth some effort in integrating iPad into their daily life. And I also think this sort of endorsement for iPad is so much more meaningful that the normal fanboy and hater rhetoric that’s unfortunately much more prevalent.

I particularly enjoyed her closing remarks as it’s a poignant point that close to home for us. She writes

When my iPad was delivered, the FedEx employee delivering it commented, as he was handing the package to me, “Here’s your new toy.” (Apparently, he could look at the address it had been sent from and figure out that it was an iPad.) I didn’t think much of this comment at first, but seeing the app from Inception that is priced like any other desktop computer application makes me wonder when the iPad will go beyond being seen as a “toy” and as a serious business tool by AEC professionals.

Great article. Worth the read. See the full article on AECbytes.

Come See Architactile at the 2011 Oklahoma AIA Conference & Tradeshow

For the second year in a row, Architactile will be exhibiting at the 2011 AIA Oklahoma Annual Convention, Tradeshow & Awards of Excellence Banquet. We're looking forward to connecting and reconnecting with architects and other AEC professionals ...

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Come See Architactile at CSI South Central Conference

We're excited to welcome this year's CSI South Central Region Conference to our hometown of Tulsa March 31-April 2. Architactile is signed up to exhibit at the Product Show portion of the conference so if you're attending, we'd love it if you'd stop by and check us ...

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Inception Comes to iPhone

Yesterday we released our latest product in the App Store, Inception Jr. for iPhone and iPod Touch. We're awful proud of Inception for iPad and we think it's a revolutionary tool. However, when we show folks Inception - as excited as they might be - sometimes they ...

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Architizer on Architactile

Bucket List Item #27: Be mentioned on CHECK Architactile was mentioned on Architizer's Wednesday's Brew today... There’s an App for that: running an office edition. Architactile is a new start-up whose goal is to make touch computing useful for architects. Their first iPad app, Inception, ...

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Inception Set to Launch Next Week!

It's been a while since my last post. We've been hard at work preparing for the release of the Architactile Inception. The final code was submitted to Apple for approval on New Year's Eve and has already received approval. This week we're getting our ducks in a row for the launch and finalizing some ...

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Inception Lite Trial Ends, December Release Planned

Two months ago we released a free preview version of Architactile Inception called Inception Lite for iPad. The idea was to get feedback from architects and AEC professionals about what we're doing and what they like to see in the final product. We're very pleased with the response and would like to share a little ...

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AECBytes on iPad’s Potential in Architecture

I'm a big fan of AECBytes.  I was glad to see in her great article about Autodesk's recent announcements that Lachmi Khemlani took the opportunity to hypothesis about the future of the iPad in the world of architecture.  Lachmi envisioned using ...

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AutoCAD Coming to an iPad Near You!

After a 15 year absence, Autodesk is finally returning to the Mac with the forthcoming AutoCAD® for Mac® software. The Architectural Services industry has been trending back towards an Apple centric world for some time now, so it's nice to see AutoCAD join the ranks of cross-platform CAD with

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Architactile Inception Lite Now Available!

Architactile is pleased to finally announce that Inception Lite for iPad is now available in the Apple App Store for download at no cost. Inception Lite is a special edition of the Inception product that is being made available for a limited time at no cost to give the architecture community an opportunity to download, evaluate ...

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