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One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

Mat Newman  November 29 2013 19:08:08
One of the best features of the latest releases of IBM Notes and Domino 9 is the inclusion of the XPages Extension Library and Mobile controls in the core code.  Yes that's right, everything you need to modernise your existing Notes applications is included right out of the box.

BENEFIT: There is nothing additional you need to install or configure, you don't have to beg your Admin to add any capability, everything is already included in the default install.


Recently a number of customers have been asking me how do they take advantage of the outstanding XPages Extension Library and Mobile controls, especially since they have no previous experience with XPages.

The answer arrived on the IBM Notes/Domino wiki a few days ago courtesy of IBM development legend Paul Hannan.  Paul, as you might know, is one of the developers behind IBM's XPages technology, has co-authored a number of books on the subject and written many articles on how to make the most out of IBM XPages.  His latest is excellent.

Even if you have no experience with IBM XPages, all you need is IBM Domino Designer 9, a Domino 9 Server, a Notes database and THIS TUTORIAL loaded in a browser of your choice.
( http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/ddwiki.nsf/dx/XPages_Mobile_Controls_Tutorial_ )

It will take you about an hour to work your way through the tutorial with your own application, most of that will be reading and locating the appropriate settings in your Designer client.  After that, it will take you less than 5 minutes each to turn all those lovely Notes Databases you've created over the years into Mobile Masterpieces.

Enjoy!


Comments

1Albert Buendia  11/29/2013 22:48:21  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

Matt, you're right. For me, as a Domino admin, the best reason to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 is the new interface for iNotes. It works without issues with the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox. And the most important, you can drag multiple files at a time to the Files section WITHOUT the horrible ActiveX headaches. Thanks to the HTML 5 (I think so). This is MUCH apreciated by the end users.

Best Regards,

Albert Buendia

2Sean Cull  11/29/2013 23:35:29  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

@Matt, you know we love you but saying you can do a database in 5 minutes is just silly - say an hour and more people will believe you - seriously - say a couple of days including some simple needs analysis and testing and maybe even more people will believe you. Say 5 days to get it just the way the users need it ( over a period of time ) and I would even believe you.

3Sean Cull  11/29/2013 23:37:23  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

sorry - its a Black Friday sale - I should have realised :-)

4Jonathan Griep  11/30/2013 3:01:29  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

Hi Mat,

Is Notes supported on Windows 8.1 yet? Many of our customers want our search product on Windows 8.1 but I don't see Notes listed as supported on Windows 8.1 in the system requirements.

Thanks!

5Dan  11/30/2013 21:20:54  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

@Jonathan, we run Notes on windows surface tablets running windows 8 without issue....

6Bill Palmer  12/01/2013 23:40:41  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

Hi Mat

This is a very provocative idea....I have been a Lotus and then IBM business partner since Release 3.0 pf Notes and still love it as an incredible development tool. The notion of building new apps using XPages and Mobile tools sounds great versus firing up a whole new technology such as Worklight. However, the issue of CALS comes up.....if I deploy a Domino application to various mobile devices and have no native Notes users, what is the CALS cost situation? Thanks in advance.

Bill Palmer

7Sean Cull  12/04/2013 4:17:59  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

@Bill, have a look at the IBM XWork server - the pricing is actually very good. As an alternative a Domino Express Utility server running on a virtual server with subcapacity licencing is also very attractive if the customer has <1,000 seats and has more nsfs.

We use both approaches with customers and it works well.

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8Simon  12/24/2013 16:30:57  
One of the best reasons to upgrade to IBM Domino 9 - Mobile Apps in less than 5 minutes

This is really a nice thing that I got to know from here. I would really like to use the app that has been developed by the IBM, especially those which are compatible with any platform.

Mat Newman

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