Almost instinctively, I commented "of course not" and cited some examples for apps in the PLM space:
BCT offers a Teamcenter client that runs on the iPad. You can search and navigate product data and visualize some document fomats (MS Office, TIFF).
Dassault Systemes offers an iPhone app that can visualize 3D models from the 3DVIA.com online community. You can pan, rotate, zoom - and you can insert the 3D models into a photo taken with the iPhone (-> augmented reality for beginners)
This is available (?) for Android and the iPhone and can also be used to creating and editing product data.
- Simple workflow tasks (inbox check, signoffs)
- Project management tasks such as work package editing
- Document reviews (at least with the larger screenspace of an iPad)
- Dashboards and reports
- Product data can become quite large. Restricting the apps to meta-data and ultra-lightweight 3D data helps, but limits the potential use cases
- Smaller market for app vendors - compared to the large number of users in sales & service
- Security for sensitive product data - from data transmission to the loss of mobile devices