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IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Mat Newman  July 10 2014 13:39:26
Don't be fooled, IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 is more than a simple point release, a completely overhauled interface, new gesture based navigation and tight integration with IBM Connections and Sametime make this release a huge productivity enabler for Android users of Traveler.

I've been lucky enough to have had this version installed on my device for the past few weeks and I simply cannot understate how much my productivity has skyrocketed due to the tight integration of IBM Connections and Sametime into the entire interface.  Couple that with the awesome new contacts app, the ability to overlay device calendars in your Traveler calendar and the simplified navigation with new gestures and IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 is - I believe - worthy of an entire new version number.

Here's a summary of the new features:


Available NOW on the Android App Store, download it HERE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lotus.sync.traveler&hl=en

Enjoy!
Comments

1Hogne B. Pettersen  07/10/2014 16:28:18  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Do we have to upgrade anything on the Traveler Server, or is it just the Traveler client?

2Rene Thorarinssson  07/10/2014 17:19:54  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

It must be a client version, there is nothing on Passport Advantage..

3Mat Newman

07/10/2014 17:40:41  IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

@1, Hogne: It's a client release mate. One of the great things about the new Android Traveler client is that it identifies the server version of Traveler and will disable features that are not available (eg: Enabling Out-Of-Office). This client will work with all versions of Traveler back to 8.5.3.

An updated Traveler Server version is in the pipeline, I understand that it is slated for a Q3 release.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

4Hogne B. Pettersen  07/10/2014 18:04:16  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

@2: Thanks, Mat! I've installed the new version on my Android now, and it looks fantastic!

We are running 8.5.3 on the server but are planning to upgrade. Do we need to upgrade the server to 9.0.1 to get the Sametime and Connections functionality you mention in the presentation? I couldn't find it on my phone.

5Matteo Bisi  07/10/2014 19:24:20  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Nice slides Mat , thanks! ill share on my blog !

6Johann  07/10/2014 19:58:11  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Thanks for the slides, been waiting for this release since Connect 2014:) it is a big step forward !

But I find one thing missing from the contacts app.

When going directory look-up, it only comes back with the email address. In the earlier version , you got much more information, like telephone number and department, I want that back.

Is there anything I'm missing ?

PS. I added Active sync settings and then the directory look-up displays the missing information in the native contact app, not the Traveler app.

7Mat Newman

07/10/2014 20:19:21  IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

To be clear, the additional features require the IBM Connections and IBM Sametime apps to be installed on the device. You can also get these from the Play Store:

Connections: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ibm.lotus.connections.mobile&hl=en

Sametime: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ibm.android.sametime&hl=en

When all of these apps are logged in, they leverage one another to provide the full functionality demonstrated in my deck.

HTH

Mat Newman IBM Champion

8Johann  07/10/2014 20:40:09  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Thanks for the reply, but it makes no sense to me, I just want to search for users in my corporate directory, like I did in the previous version and get the information I need, if I need all the extra services to do that, I'm afraid I will move to the native client :(

9JM  07/10/2014 22:17:22  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Hello. I have the same problem. In new Contacts App,

when I go to look-up people of my internal organization, it only comes back with the email address. In the earlier version , you got much more information, like telephone number and department. With local contacts all information is shown. But with lookup contacts it doesn´t run.

This functionality is very important for my users.

I must change to previous versión.

I don´t have installed Sametime nor Connections in my organization.

10Tom  07/10/2014 23:03:56  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Same problem here.

Phone numbers are very importants. Let us know if a fix is found

11Mike  07/11/2014 2:34:15  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Same problem here, got a call from our field service guys saying that can't call anyone because they can't lookup phone numbers from NAB now. I'd say IBM dropped the ball on this one.

12Mat Newman

07/11/2014 9:39:21  Update - Development are working on a fix

Thanks for the feedback on the new Contacts feature.

I have been informed by Development that they are working on a fix for Contacts lookup and an update will be posted shortly to the Play Store.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

13Terry Boyd  07/11/2014 10:09:17  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Thanks for the heads-up Mat!

I'm lovin' the new interface, but I have to say... It is an absolute dog starting up! I have to wait upwards of 15 seconds for the mail to appear when I first open it. I assume (perhaps a dangerous thing to do?!) that it has something to do with the new 'refresh' facility, but it's pretty annoying. Where in the past the Inbox would appear instantly when I opened it, I observe a significant delay using this new version.

I'll play with the features to see if it's something I have done, but I suspect it is just a version thing.

Cheers mate! T.

14Mat Newman

07/11/2014 14:06:34  Confirmed - Latest update returns full contact information

Notified by the Dev team that an updated Traveler client including a fix for the Contacts lookup is now online.

@13, Terry: I'm not seeing that mate, what device are you using and do you have the widgets on your home screen?

Mat Newman IBM Champion

15John  07/11/2014 15:52:09  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I've seen it and it looks awesome. Only problem is I have an iPhone. Any plans to have an iOS release?

16Manuel Nientit  07/11/2014 21:59:36  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Hello,

Thank you very much for your article and your slides. This looks just awesome.

I took the freedom to refer to this site and your slides in our blog:

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17Terry Boyd  07/12/2014 10:22:04  
Extremely slow performance

G'day Mat,

I am using a Samsung S3 mobile, with the 'Mail' and 'Calendar' icons are certainly on my home screen. The calendar app comes up instantly as it always has. The 'Mail' (Inbox) however, takes a minimum of 15 seconds to appear when clicked - very strange!

18*Almost* wish I was an Android user  07/13/2014 16:17:08  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I *almost* wish I was an android user when I see features like this. Very nice and I think IBM did a very good job here.

19Mark  07/15/2014 0:53:02  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Mat,

With the new update, it takes 15 seconds or so to open my mail. Will this be corrected.

Thanks,

Mark

20Bruce  07/17/2014 18:23:07  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Just wondering if you have experienced any email formatting issues with this update?

All my emails being sent out arrive without paragraph spacing with all test arriving in a very difficult to read block of text including my signature and disclaimer statement.

It is really quite ugly and unmanageable.

Thanks for any insights.

21Bruce  07/17/2014 18:23:07  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Just wondering if you have experienced any email formatting issues with this update?

All my emails being sent out arrive without paragraph spacing with all test arriving in a very difficult to read block of text including my signature and disclaimer statement.

It is really quite ugly and unmanageable.

Thanks for any insights.

22Bruce  07/17/2014 18:50:44  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

sorry.....'text arriving' not 'test arriving'

23Eric  07/17/2014 21:41:18  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I am facing same issues as Bruce, e-mails sent from the client are not formatted and are very difficult to read...

24Zeppos  07/17/2014 23:04:40  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Amazing update indeed. Mat thanks for the great stack of slides...

One problem though with sametime integration. I have sametime client installed and community connectivity is working right. However, in the traveler mail client, I cannot get the sametime chat icon to appear. I am using the same LDAP for sametime and the same domino dir for traveler. Any ideas?

25Kam  07/18/2014 14:13:40  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Same problem as faced by Eric and Bruce.Email sent are not formatted and are difficult to read. Any suggestions......

26Enrique  07/19/2014 0:43:08  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1: IPAD signature isse

Mat, I have a weired issue with a IPAD, The thing is, when I add a JPG as a signature and send the email, it only display and small icon with no image what so ever. Tested with different formats (JPG,GIF,BMP,PNG) but nothing.

Any ideas?

27Josef Průša  07/21/2014 21:42:54  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Just a small problem with this update. If you rely on Traveler for your phone contacts (yes, it has been possible), be prepared to lose the ability to add contacts from the phone dialer. Discussed this with IBM support and the devs are going to add the functionality back "sometime later this quarter" - although not critical, this add a touch of awkwardness we've learned to love in Lotus products.

28Wolfgang  07/23/2014 22:06:21  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I've the same problems like Mark (Post 19). The first time, when I open the Mail application, it takes about 30 seconds until I see something.

Device: Google Nexus 5

I've deinstalled the App and delete all data, reinstalled it, but no difference.

Any ideas?

29Susanne  07/25/2014 1:15:56  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Some of my users complain about the same issue as post #19 & # 28 - It takes forever (at least 15sec) to open the inbox, be it from the widget, from the icon, or from the new mail notification.

Will this issue be addressed? Is there a known work-around I didn't find :)? Any ideas?

They have Samsung S3 and Samsung S4.

I cannot reproduce this behaviour on my Nexus 5 nor on an HTC Desire S.

Other than that, the upgrade is spot-on. A few issues with picture integration yet but getting there.

Cheers!

30sangku  07/31/2014 15:15:37  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Submitted IBM PMR and the response is that the integration with IBM Connections is not ready yet. So strange that it promotes the integration in the Traveler App of Google Play Store but it does not work.

31Kaspars  08/06/2014 18:23:00  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I do not have delay issues with inbox, but have it with new Contacts app. IT gets around 10-15 sec. to display (or download?) contacts. Also there are no more possibility to add new contact from phone dialer to Traveler contacts. I have to Copy phone number and then open Traveler Contacts app, make new record and paste copied number. Not too comfortable!

32Bruno C.  08/22/2014 22:04:32  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Hello,

I also have the problem of Mail taking more than 15-20 seconds to launch (before sync begins) on 2 of ten Android Galaxy S4 Mini.

33Carol York  09/11/2014 1:26:59  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I also have the problem with the Inbox taking 15 to 30 seconds to load. I have a Galaxy S4. What is the news on a fix?

34Riad  09/19/2014 12:59:53  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I have exactly the same problem as Bruce and Eric, email format is unmanageable, no spaces between paragraphs or different emails thread.

Any Solutions.....so noisy problem and not able to use Notes because of it.

35Mat Newman

09/29/2014 23:04:46  IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

For those reporting latency issues, take a look at 9.0.1.2: http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/ibm-notes-traveler-9.0.1.2-now-available-on-the-play-store-more-new-features-and-a-fix

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36adam  10/01/2014 19:26:30  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Hi Mat,

This update is really insane. Opening/downloading every mail is pain. Calendar and ToDo is the same. Not even new update has fixed it. Delay on every operation is huge.

Please do something about it, application like this is useless. I had no problems with previous version. Using HTC X One.

BR

Adam

37Dawn  02/21/2015 22:51:33  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

I have the new release it had been working great for months and all of a sudden 2/16 it sipped syncing amd then restarted on 2/18. now it just happened again as of 2/19 says it cannot resolve my user ID to a mail database. Any ideas why?

Thanks

38Mike B  02/28/2015 12:55:35  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Does anyone know anyway of adding a 2nd email address to Traveler? I go to add an account for traveler, nothing happens, other email apps allow a 2nd email address.

Had this issue for quite a while and its not discussed that often.

39Oliver  05/16/2015 22:17:33  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

ISSUES - I have IBM Traveler installed on HTC Desire 816G and it is really NOT working at all...cannot sync and always in connecting mode without result!

Can someone help please

40CMR  08/14/2015 0:23:14  
IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release

Now at Android version 9.0.1.5 and when replying for forwarding a message, original content shows on the screen, but is gone in when recipient gets the message. It would appear to be an issue with the client; however, IBM steadfastly says, "Upgrade the server (8.5.3) to 9.0.1.16", which is something I'm not really prepared to do.

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