December Recap: Open Repair Marches Onward

December 24, 2010 Site News — Kyle Wiens
iFixit iPad auto repair

Auto repair with our iPad app

It’s sure been an exciting December at iFixit. Here’s a quick recap:

  1. Repair guide website embed
  2. The world’s first repair API
  3. Free iPad app
  4. Complete repair guide DVD ISO downloads

(Oh, and we also threw an epic Christmas Party for our awesome team.)

I hope you’re picking up on the trend here: We are 100% committed to getting repair manuals into the hands of the people who need them.

This is a really exciting time to be teaching repair. We’ve built the world’s first repair publishing platform, and it’s available to anyone and everyone to share what they know. Every guide you post on iFixit is immediately pushed to the iPad app (and any other applications using our API), generated as a downloadable PDF, and queued up for inclusion in the next batch of DVDs. How cool is that?

Your knowledge can have a truly global reach, just by taking a few photos in your workshop. Once repair knowledge is on iFixit, the sky is the limit. We’re making repair accessible to everyone, everywhere!

2 Comments

  1. hi, thats great for everyone who are interested in doing repair….

    Comment by SImran — January 2, 2011 @ 9:02 am

  2. Great idea, this site. Well done.

    Our city has regular ‘bulk rubbish’ collection, during which a great deal of obsolete technology is left on the kerbside for collection. It is common for ‘scavengers’ to troll the streets picking out the best bits and leaving the rest for landfill. I have no problem with that, however I noticed a new trend recently – someone takes the best and then deliberately cuts off the plugs/sockets on the rest so that even working technology is certain to become landfill and cannot readily be re-cycled. For those who enjoy the privilige of free kerbside collection of unwanted technology I suggest finding a suitable recycling centre (through one of ifix’s publications, perhaps) for working or repairable items to avoid inadvertently assisting this form of environmental vandalism.

    Comment by DavidC — January 5, 2011 @ 4:33 pm


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