An email that just went round to Oxford’s entire computing laboratory:

Dear All

We have been in conversation with a commercial organisation regarding the launch of a new product. The are about to release an iPad type tablet, and want Android based applications especially in the medical and life science fields which are novel.

If you have or know of anyone who has such applications…. we would assist with any licensing work for you…can you let us know? I can put you in contact with [XXX].

With best regards


I’m not entirely sure what to make of this, but it’s certainly a contrast to the way people decide to make apps for the iPad.