David Clover 13 April 2012 14:44:42We've been having a go at creating mobile web-apps using the new Domino XPages mobile Upgrade Pack utilities and these are proving very successful and easy to do.
We've also picked up the excellent online TLCC Mobile Xpages Development course and so far we have created a handy Campus Directory Lookup app which accumulates and presents information from a variety of campus sources, in some cases enhancing the information with local Faculty data. The same app can populate iOS, Android and Blackberry devices with no extra coding. And simply by adding an .xsp component to the app, you can also create a working online test environment using a web browser.
We have also experimented with the new 8.5.3 Discussion (StdXLDiscussion) template. This turns out to be mobile and desktop web-enabled immediately out of the box with no extra configuration. We've just discovered that we can even populate it automatically using an inbound email. It's tools like these which really show that we can take our robust existing easy-to-manage Domino technology and use it with no difficulty in the new mobile environment.
The ability to take existing sets of data, capitalise on existing skills and technology and quickly enable them for any of three mobile platforms with a small amount of development work is really useful, and we'll be trying other a number of ideas out soon.
Many thanks to my hard-working colleague Henryk for the work done so far.
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