I have used my iPad for two judging assignments this spring and won't be going back to paper! Spoke with Laura while in south Texas and followed her lead. My observations and lessons learned.....
The battery can be a problem. I got down to 6% the first time I used it and judged last dog on paper! The answer is to put iPad on snooze between dogs and tests. I never got below 50% this past weekend.
The app I used was Noteshelf. Very easy to use. I took it out to a training day to practice. You need to spend some time practicing how to navigate the app.
My iPad is in otterbox case and I judged in rain.....no problems at all.
I judged on sunny day this past weekend. Screen visibility was OK.
Get a good stylus.
EXCELLENT on windy days. This may be its biggest advantage.
Excellent on raining days.
Easy to use while doing judging activity on line. Calling for birds, taking birds from handler etc.
Visibility on sunny days. I'm sure this could be improved.
Takes a little getting used to.
If it crashes, hope you have good co-judge
I am not tech savvy, in fact my kids would say I'm an idiot about things like this. Having said that, with a little practice it is extremely convenient and easy to use.
Anyone else using iPad or notebook to judge?
see UPDATE....July 2015