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How about Traveler for Desktop?

By Andrew Pollack on 06/15/2010 at 04:12 PM EDT

With Traveler for Apple iPhone et. al; the host OS provides the client. With Traveler for Android, however, I understand they're building the mail, calendar, and address book clients. I wonder how hard it would be to make a Traveler implementation for native Java. The Android stuff should be 90% there already.

Better yet, is the interface to the traveler servlet documented anywhere? Could we build an OS "Native" implementation for Apple, Windows, and Ubuntu?

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re: How about Traveler for Desktop?By John Rowland on 06/15/2010 at 04:22 PM EDT
Man, what an outstanding idea! Hope it generates some action.
re: How about Traveler for Desktop?By John Rowland on 06/15/2010 at 04:44 PM EDT
OK. Don't beat me for saying this, but... since DAMO is fading, and since
Traveler emulates and Exchange server, and if the user ONLY wants mail,
contacts and calendar, how about letting Traveler take the place of DAMO?
re: How about Traveler for Desktop?By Andrew Pollack on 06/15/2010 at 04:47 PM EDT
Interesting idea. I have no idea if this would work -- I'd love to see (or
capture and reverse engineer) the traveler servlet interfaces to figure it out.
re: How about Traveler for Desktop?By Lance Spellman on 06/15/2010 at 05:12 PM EDT
We've already built a complete mail client replacement for Notes based on Flex
for a client. That's what they wanted, lol. So, we've got a whole library of
REST API calls to feed mail functionality to any UI.
re: How about Traveler for Desktop?By Ed Brill on 06/16/2010 at 12:29 AM EDT
The interface is through the SyncML protocol. So it's open and documented.
(The iPhone work uses Exchange ActiveSync since that is what is built into the
device, but other Traveler platforms use SyncML).

I'm not sure from a scalability perspective it would make more sense to write
an app that uses SyncML to get to Domino mail/calendar/contacts vs. using the
Notes APIs and NRPC.
re: How about Traveler for Desktop?By Andrew Pollack on 06/16/2010 at 06:44 AM EDT
Interesting. I haven't looked at SyncML yet - but the point to not using the
core notes APIs would be not having to install the whole massive thing.

Your blog story about "why is my calendar nicer in Traveler" was accurate, but
I think there's a lot of room for a lot of people for whom the simplified
calendar is more appealing.

I'm one of them.

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