Fascinating Deep Depth of Craig Morey if it is possible for a future web developer to get his work on an iPad Pro in 2018.
It's a very technical reading and eventually Morey does not believe an iPad Pro is ready for this The task yet, but it is worth pointing out that many of the issues outlined by Morey are applicable to anyone using an iPad as their primary computer today. For example, the problem with File APIs, introduced in iOS 11 and still not widely approved by third party document-based apps:
I've already posted about the cluttered landscape with the ability to move and access files in iOS. The only way apps will do it at the moment are with iOS 11 Style File APIs, but many apps either have older file solutions, tailor-made (ie, confusing different – and otherwise abnormal) file pickers or would prefer to get into their own skype platform.
[…] Apple must evangelize the right way to do this before basic file management turns off potential users before coming to the inspiring parts of iPad usage. But in order to make it work, app developers need help updating older apps to the latest APIs. Many app devs spent a lot of time building custom solutions before any good alternatives existed, just to see little in terms of revenue to encourage them to rewrite their app when new APIs came together. The iPad Pro Market must be a corner in terms of viability to bring these apps back to the modern iOS world.
Be sure to watch the videos in Morey's piece. I love how he detailed every step of the workflow he was trying to build on his iPad Pro.