Brooklyn Net star Deron Williams uses an Apple iPad to sign $98 million contract

Brooklyn Net star Deron Williams uses an Apple iPad to sign $98 million contract
Deron Williams signing his contract on an Apple iPad

Deron Williams signing his contract on an Apple iPad

With Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard rumored to be a signature away from helping the Brooklyn Nets open their new home next year, point guard Deron Williams decided to return to the Nets and signed a 5-year $98 million contract. While certainly the numbers are mind blowing, the really cool part of the signing for mobile device fans was the way the contract was executed.

If you look at the photo, you can see that the NBA star used his finger to affix his John Hancock on the bottom line of the a virtual contract that was signed on an Apple iPad. Williams is currently in Las Vegas, preparing for the Olympics, where he signed the pact. The app being used is called SignNow which allows users to "sign" documents regardless if they are Word or PDF documents. The app is a free download from the App Store and has just been updated to improve the signature panel. Now users can rest their palm or fingers on the panel while they sign a document, and the accuracy and the responsiveness of signing on the glass has been improved. And by the way, this is not just an app for the Apple iPad. It can also be used on the Apple iPhone as well.

source: SignNow via Gizmodo

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11 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not surprise here.. the Super bowl champions Giants were taking irrepleaceable memories with iphones....

2. Raziel14

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Had to google for John Hancock... Americans... :D

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Did he use his index finger or middle finger? Was it an iPad 1, 2, or "New"? Incandescent bulbs or led? What kind of table was that...marbel or laminate??? Who the heck cares what he used to sign his contract? The real story is the app, but there was no mention of that in the title. WE GET IT! YOU LOVE ANYTHING APPLE! Now can we have some actual news?

4. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

your avatar says it all!

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

And when my avatar showed my love for both Apple and Android, you said nothing. Let's go back to that...you saying nothing.

9. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

I bet if he had used a galaxy tab u wouldn't have said all that.

6. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

c'mon it's an apple related article for goodness sake. how hard it is not to hate and just comment on the topic rationally eh!

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Okay, let me explain this before it becomes yet another Android vs iOS debate... I aam a true fan of ALL KINDS of tech from iPhones to Blackberries to even WP7 (somewhat). I may not like some of the things the companies do, but I love the products they make. There was nothing in my comment that was negative about Apple, iOS or the iPad. My comment was more like venting because EVERY time I come to my favorite tech site, there are tons of "Yay, some random person did some not-so-amazing thing with an Apple product" type article that has absolutely NOTHING to do with tech. There is nothing to be learned from this bit of "News". It's good to have a bit of entertainment about tech now and then, but screen captures of a BLURRY picture, that MIGHT be a schematic, of the POSSIBLE iPhone 5 is just plain ridiculous! And yes, it would be just as ridiculous if it were a Android device as well. If I'm coming off like a jerk, I apologize...especially to Alan. F. I know you've got a tough job, because the Android fans are getting just as bad as the iOS fans, if not worse. But this is fawning over Apple's every actions or iDevice involvement is just sickening. Like an overbearing parent shoving their kids baby pictures in your face ten time a day. Its cute the first few times, but now its just plain annoying!

10. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Damn dude that was a sweet post. I like ur style please disregard my earlier response lol. Ur pretty tite dude.

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Thanks sithman! I'll try and keep the Fandroid rage to a minimum. Your a pretty cool dude yourself.

8. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Wow.. He signed a contract on his iPAd.... using his finger. That's some real tech news.

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