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Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

Mat Newman  October 26 2011 21:18:23
Yesterday's #TipOfTheDay was how to access IBM Connections in 'miniature' form by accessing your IBM Connections site with the addition of /mobile at the end of your address, like:

http://greenhouse.lotus.com/mobile

A little while ago I wrote how many sites designed for mobile/smart-phone/tablet access actually make  GREAT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets.

Well, combine this concept, and the brilliant mobile version of IBM Connections and what do you have - Lotus Notes fully Connected, right there in your side-bar :-)

The following slides show the steps to setting this up:



Enjoy!


Comments

1Matt Buchanan  10/26/2011 23:28:28  
Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

Worth pointing out that this doesn't work on the Notes client on Windows, as it uses IE as the embedded browser for widgets - you just get a message saying 'Connections Mobile does not support this platform.'

Unless, of course, you follow this tip: { Link } :)

2Vaughan Rivett  10/27/2011 5:26:26  
Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

Matt,

This is so simple to do, but also so effective. Great tip!

3Tinus Riyanto  10/27/2011 10:17:16  
Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

Any ideas on how to do an automated deployment of this widget to users ?

4Mat Newman

10/27/2011 15:15:54  Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

@1, Matt: Finally! Something that works on Linux and not on Windows ;-) Kidding. Followed this through and tested on Win XP, Vista and 7 with Lotus Notes 8.5.3, the key line required from the cross-link on Stephan's site http://www.wissel.net/blog/d6plinks/SHWL-8M4KG2 you've mentioned is adding the following line to your plugin_customization.ini file:

com.ibm.rcp.rte/RTEBasedBrowser=XULRunner

Once this has been added, don't check the "Authentication required" check box in step 4, then in step 5, hit the drop-down next to "Open With" and choose Xulrunner as the browser. It won't load in the preview, but it will then work in the side-bar. You can save your password later while logging-in through the side-bar widget.

@2, Vaughan: Thanks mate - the simple ones are often the most powerful :-)

@3, Tinus: Once you have the widget in your "My Widgets" side-bar panel, right-hand click the icon for the new widget and choose "Publish to Catalog". This will publish it to your corporate widget Catalog, which you can then assign a category to. Using a Desktop Policy, you can choose which widgets to push to users by Category. HTH.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

5Dave Hay  10/27/2011 16:16:32  
Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

Matt

Excellent job, really simple - using your post as a starting point, I did the same thing for our internal IBM Connections deployment. Looks very very shiny.

As ever, I thank you, Dave

6Mat Newman

10/28/2011 6:34:18  Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

@5, Dave: My pleasure mate, just sharing the love :-) Thanks for the cross-post.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

7Daniel Shorten  10/28/2011 11:23:27  
Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

This is ridiculously good and clever. Thanks Matt!

8Craig Davies  10/28/2011 17:38:20  
Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

Awesome Tip Mat.

Implemented today and just love it.... Best Connections "plugin" yet

9Mat Newman

10/31/2011 9:05:11  Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

@7, Daniel & @8, Craig: No worries, happy to help :-)

Mat Newman IBM Champion

10Suzanne Livingston  10/31/2011 22:03:38  
Mobile web-sites make BRILLIANT Lotus Notes side-bar widgets, ESPECIALLY when the mobile site involved is IBM CONNECTIONS, here’s how to do it

Thanks for the posting, Mat!

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