I’m extremely impressed with what you’ve accomplished with my.sketchup.com.
As a long-time Sketchup user dating back to the @last days, it’s great to see Sketchup continue to evolve. It’s amazing that the my.sketchup.com web version contains all the essential features of the desktop version, in a very nicely streamlined and clean UI. It’s almost like a reimagining of Sketchup’s interface, staying true to the original, but modernizing and cleaning up a bit the UI. So pass my congrats on to the team!
The grouping of the tools on the left and the panels on the right hints at what could be an awesome mobile version e.g. for iPad. Clearly there would need to be a bit of work to support touch input without keyboard modifiers, but it seems like this is tantalizingly close. Currently I use Sketchup on both Mac and Windows (MS Surface tablet). Using it on the tablet is incredibly natural, as natural as pencil and paper. Unfortunately, the MS Surface as a product is poor quality, glitchy and a bit of a mess UI-wise. Nowhere near the quality of the iPad, unfortunately.
So, all of this is just to say that it would be great to see the current iPad Sketchup viewer app evolve to get some editing capabilities along the lines of what we see with my.sketchup.com. I’m sure this would help to put Sketchup in front of new audiences, as well as appealing greatly to the traditional architecture and design crowds who are making more and more used of mobile platforms like iPad. Something I for one would definitely pay for.
I also see that some Sketchup “comeptitors” like Autodesk and Archicad have done some interesting iPad apps, although so far none of them really have the appeal that Sketchup has in my opinion.
If there’s ever a chance to beta test new editing features in the mobile app, who should I talk to?