What took Office for iPad so long, anyway?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about why it took the company so long to release Office for iPad. Nadella said that they had been working on the iPad version of their productivity suite for some time, but they wanted to make sure they got all of the elements just right. It was necessary to make sure that all of the software was in place, then build an experience catered to the iPad, according to Recode:

“We’ve been obviously working on this for a while,” Nadella told reporters. “The thing we wanted to get most right was the combination of what I would call the combination of the app, the enterprise architecture, the developer APIs and then marry it with the device and what you expect from the device… It’s not just a trivial thing, lets port Word for Windows to a particular device.”

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Source: Recode

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.