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IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

Mat Newman  December 12 2012 13:23:45
Today IBM released the latest upgrade pack for IBM Lotus Notes Traveler - Upgrade Pack 2 (UP2). Andy Donaldson was kind enough to tweet about it's availability and part number on IBM Software:

For those that don't feel like fishing, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler V8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 2 for Windows and Linux Multilingual eAssembly(CRK3KML)


So here's some screen shots of the new native clients for Android Tablet - taken on my trusty Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet running Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich MR1)

Figure 1: What my welcome screen used to look like:


IBM Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - 01

Notice the Yellow icons...

Figure 2: IBM Lotus Traveler informing me an update is available:


IBM Lotus Traveler informing me an update is available

Figure 3: The notification screen, notice the Blue icon in contrast to the one in the background:


Figure 3: The notification screen, notice the Blue icon in contrast to the one in the background:

Figure 4: The replaced IBM Lotus Notes Traveler Installer doing it's sync after install:


Figure 4: The replaced IBM Lotus Notes Traveler Installer doing it's sync after install:

Figure 5: There's now a WHOLE lotta blue on my Android 'Home' screen:


Figure 5: There's now a WHOLE lotta blue on my Android 'Home' screen:

AND THE BEST PART!


IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 now includes a NATIVE app for synching IBM Lotus Notes To-Do's.

For those of you who are big fan's of David Allen's Getting Things Done methodology, life just got a LOT easier!


Figure 6: The NATIVE IBM Lotus Notes Traveler To-Do app for Android Tablet:


Figure 6: The NATIVE IBM Lotus Notes Traveler To-Do app for Android Tablet:

Congratulations to the IBM Traveler team for distributing another fantastic feature (in fact, a fully-fledged app) in what is effectively a point release update!

IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue! LOVE IT! :-)




Comments

1Jens Bruntt  12/12/2012 18:11:26  
That looks very cool

That ToDo-app looks great. I can now shut down my home grown Android apps for GTD.

2Jim  12/13/2012 1:56:35  
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

Mat,

What is the secret code/map to finding this Upgrade Pack on the IBM site? I've tried everything.

If I based my software purchasing decisions on IBM's Fix Central and Passport Advantage sites, I'd never buy a single product from them ever!

Thanks

3Jim  12/13/2012 2:04:12  
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

Forget it, found the Upgrade Pack with "Fixes" on Passport Advantage, you know cause it wouldn't make any sense to put it in Fix Central!

4Kon  12/20/2012 14:44:38  
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

I still cant get it to run.

I have done the upgrade and still getting error message when I use the app: "The Traveler server must be upgraded to support To Do's."

My Traveler version is 8.5.3.200.

What am I missing???

5Mat Newman

12/21/2012 15:36:39  IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

@1, Jens: Mate, on behalf of my customers to whom I have recommended your solution before IBM released this app; THANK YOU! Your app filled a void and we all appreciate your efforts. KUDOS

@2, Jim: An 'exceptional' experience?

@4, Kon: I have a customer with the same issue - will keep you posted when we've found a solution!

Mat Newman IBM Champion

6Manish Oberoi  01/23/2013 9:57:33  
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

@Kon

I ran into the same issue. The address I had in my To Do's App (iOS) was;

<dns address>./servlet/traveler

however, it appears the hard coded address in the app it uses to connect back to the traveler server is now, /traveler (servlet has been removed)

I was able to connect back with,

<dns address>/traveler

Hope this helps and works for you.

7Dave Harris  04/11/2013 19:23:08  
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

@Manish

Thanks, that fixed it for me, although on my S3 I had to uninstall first, as the client won't let you change the address otherwise

8joe benedetto  04/13/2013 1:34:52  
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

How do i turn off the split preview screen when i go into mail for the android tablet?. It previews the emails. Thank You

9Angel Montero  06/16/2013 1:13:21  
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

I still miss a To-Do list widget. There are already widgets for calendar and mail, but not for To-Do lists, why? A widget would complete the to-do usability.

10Mat Newman

06/18/2013 9:57:01  IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 - new features, and a whole lotta Blue!

@9, Angel: Check out the native To-Do apps on both Android (Available as part of your Traveler update from your server) and iOS {link}, the Android app install does contain a widget that can be included on the home screens.

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