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Huge revenue opportunity for new Arcus asset inspection module

To say it’s been a busy fortnight over at Askaris is an understatement, but a huge pat on the back to the Arcus product team I run for their work and support.

Arcus Inspect by Askaris - Asset  inspection software
Arcus Inspect by Askaris – Asset inspection software

By being agile we’ve been able to implement a new inspection module that is already in the field and has created a new $1,000,000 pipeline for a key client

Well done team, take a breath, then we go again 👍

Chrome OS has stalled out – is there a tablet shaped future for Android?

Chrome OS has stalled out:

But Android apps, so far as I can tell, are basically the plan for Chrome. Certainly, Linux environment support is great for enthusiasts and developers, but there are very few commonly-used commercial applications available on Linux, with no sign that will change in the near future.

A comment not so much about Chrome OS, but it’s lack of good tablet optimised applications mirrors that of Android as a whole. The Arcus project I lead for Askaris runs primarily on Android powered tablets, but outside of the Atex rated specialised devices sourcing consistent hardware is a struggle, less and less good Android tablets available, and Chrome OS has probably hindered that, not helped it.

A chicken and an egg, no devices, so no users, so no demand, so no apps. Apple at least has the cash and incentive to have jumped into that cycle and invested / motivated. Outside of Samsung and Google (who keep making poor decisions!) who can do that for Android / Chrome OS?