Guest Blogger: Harold Kless
If you try to edit an Office file (Word, PowerPoint or Excel) from a SharePoint 2010 Document Library while using an iPad with MS Office applications installed, the file will not open and there is an error “there is no SharePoint Foundation application available to openthe app.”
SharePoint 2010 requires a plugin or active X to launch client applications, and neither of those are allowed on the iOS platform. SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online support protocol handlers that work with iPad.
To work around this behavior:
Option 1 – Add a Place within the application that will connect to the SharePoint Document Library.
Option 2 – download a copy of the file