Understandably, more and more people continue to ask me if they can use Draft Buddy on their iPad. In the past the main concern with this idea was requiring a really strong internet connection at your draft, and the service potentially disconnecting.
This year, I’m having really good success using OnLive Desktop. I’ve connected numerous times and haven’t experienced any issues.
There are a couple caveats, such as it is likely easier and faster to prep your copy of Draft Buddy on your laptop before uploading the file to the OnLive service, and web queries do not work, impacting the Update Projections and MFL Integration features. However, all-in-all this appears to be a solid option for using Draft Buddy at your draft if you really prefer to do it on your tablet instead of hauling a laptop along with you.
Although I was stumped for a while how to pull together a demo video showing what I’m doing on my laptop and iPad, I found some software to do the trick. At the top of this post is a video showing me using the OnLive service (free account), uploading Draft Buddy to that account, and opening and using Draft Buddy on my iPad. Post comments about your experiences or questions if you have them.