I’m about a day late in posting about this, but thought it definitely worth mentioning that the new VMware View Client for the iPad has now been released and is available for free download from the Apple App Store.
This new iPad VMware View Client offering requires that you are running VMware View 4.6 on the back-end infrastructure using the PCoIP protocol for connectivity, if you require RDP access then the Wyse PocketCloud App for the iPad would likely be a preferable option for you.
The VMware View Client for iPad offers support for the iPad Keyboard Dock and Bluetooth keyboards to help provide a richer (ie: not using the iPad’s virtual keyboard for typing long emails/docs) end user virtual desktop experience. Support for the iPad’s VGA connector has also been provided.
The View iPad Client has adopted the use of gestures for some basic functions such as secondary clicking and keyboard enablement which will no doubt resonate with those Apple product users out there who are already used to gesture based functions. The VMware View team have put together a pdf based guide which provides some useful information on how to use the View iPad client, including gestures, which can be downloaded from here.
No doubt the VMware View iPad Client will prove to be a hit with VMware View fans who, if not already, want to leverage the convenience and mobility provided by the iPad. Though of course not all VMware View installations are going to be using the the PCoIP protocol which will leave others to continue using apps such as Wyse’s Pocket Cloud iPad app.
I look forward to trying out the View iPad Client for myself sometime soon and it’ll be interesting to see how it stacks up in terms of ease of use when compared to the Wyse Pocket Cloud offering. Have you used the new View app yourself yet? If so why not leave us a comment letting us know what you think of it.