Biff, no one involved with RIBnet has anything to do with the development of the RIBnet app. It's an "own label" version of Forum Runner and we get updates as and when the developer releases them.
It's an extra freebie that Social Knowledge provide for us, but it's not a core RIBnet product and comes with no guarantees. If anyone here does feel like developing and supporting a better alternative app at the same or lower cost than Forum Runner, please step forward
What problem are you getting with the iPad app anyway? Don't forget you can always use Safari or your web browser of choice, and on an iPad there's plenty of screen space for this to be a good option.