Apple, Active Rain...Somebody - Please Help Me Stop Hating My iPad

Home Inspector with Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas

In late June I purchased an iPad, a 32 gigabyte 3G model.  I figured that I would use it with clients to go over inspection reports and pictures taken during the my Home Inspections.

Now, I must confess, it was kind of a Mother's Day gift to my wife......and a tool for my business.  I use it occasionally for looking at inspection photos and have never used it for going over a report even though I could if needed.  Looking at the pictures is much more fun that looking at a report.   

One of the biggest reasons I bought an iPad is so that I could blog and comment on Active Rain from places more comfy that my desk.  Places like the couch, or bed or the occasional coffee shop.  That never happens though because I can't. 

When using the iPad or iPhone you are not able to comment on blog posts or create a your own blog post.  I looked into this after my wallet was $700.00 lighter.  I found some information online that explained the problem.  Apparently the iPad cannot process the contentEditable web function.

In my mind this is a terribly fatal flaw. I want (or wanted) to be mobile and be able to act and react to the current of the day.  As it stands right now my only time in the "rain" is late in the evening after the days dust has settled.  I had hopes that that would have changed with the iPad.

So, Apple, or Active Rain or Somebody please help me Stop Hating My iPad....and Flash support would be nice to have too!

Thanks for checking in and have a great evening,

Andy Chaudoir - Professional Inspection Services

"Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas"

512-632-3232 -

Comments (15)

Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

Andy - I too was very dissapointed to discover I couldn't use my I-Pad to work in the Rain!!! I believe it won't be long before that glitch is taken care of.  It is really good for other social media's, it doesn't get 'hot' like a laptop, is much easier to use while lounging and has great battery life. There are many reasons to love your I-Pad so don't break up yet!

Sep 25, 2010 03:59 PM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I'm planning to purchase one soon, but you are so right, it needs to work in the Rain!

Sep 25, 2010 04:02 PM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


My iPhone operates the same way, except I can comment on Featured Posts.


Sep 25, 2010 04:06 PM
Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

Andy, that's one reason why I didn't buy the first iPad. I'm waiting to see the second generation. If the second one looks like it's going to be fully functional for what I want to do, then I'll buy it. Or just wait for the 3rd generation.

Sep 26, 2010 02:41 AM
Patrick Harfst
Realty Executives - Phoenix AZ - Gilbert, AZ

iPad is for CONSUPTION, and it syncs to your other computer that does the CREATION part. It is great at what it does, and not so great for what it don't. I love mine!

Sep 27, 2010 05:38 PM
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

We need ActiveRain to create apps for iPhone/iPad platform as well as Android

Sep 28, 2010 05:22 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

We have a long-standing policy in this household against anything by Apple, unless it's Apple Corps by The Beatles. Then it's okay.

Sep 28, 2010 01:30 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

A small laptop will do the work promptly...

Have a great day Andy!

Sep 29, 2010 10:11 PM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Andy - I've wondered why the I-Pad hasn't taken off in popularity - this sounds like a big flaw.

Oct 02, 2010 02:57 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Andy, a big flaw with the I am going to wait this out ...

Oct 05, 2010 02:59 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Would you like my mailing address so you can send it to me for testing? I'll check it out thoroughly for you and get it back within a year or so.

Nov 27, 2010 02:27 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Glad to know it wasn't just me on this issue.  I was given an Ipad the other day for my parting gift as President of our local association.  I did figure out how to use it for Supra Lockbox access (even though Supra doesn't support it).

I know if I was going to buy one, I would wait for the Android ones to come out in a few months.

Dec 14, 2010 01:08 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Here is a video I uploaded today based on the Supra work around (unsupported).

Dec 16, 2010 10:01 AM ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals - Dallas, TX

Andy I have found that either my friends and associates LOVE ipad OR hate them ... I waiting for couple newer models be introduced since change to frequently

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Aug 01, 2011 09:43 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Andy
I sure do hope that you and your family are doing fine and hanging in there.

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Sep 11, 2011 03:54 PM