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Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.

By Andrew Pollack on 03/21/2018 at 07:50 PM EDT

BOOM. This will be as important for the platform as Traveler. If your company has ditched Notes and Domino, I feel sorry for you.

For companies that do use Notes/Domino this is a game changer and Apple should be paying attention. Here's why:

There are hundreds of little Notes client applications you'd never spend the time and money to build and deploy for your internal user base on IOS that we use Notes for all the time (those of us still using it). Now, those are suddenly ALL available on the iPad.

Currently, any application you develop for IOS has to go through the app store. It's a big deal and it has to handle what to do with users who have nothing to do with your company. It's subject to formal review. It costs money. The alternative is a custom HTML5 wrapper app accessed by browser. The ability to deploy "quick" data collection or workflow apps to users on IOS is very painful for this reason.

Now, if your company already runs Domino as a platform, you'll be able to add this app and your IOS carrying end users will be able to interact with forms that are fully able to participate in workflow, data collection, data reporting, etc.

Check out Alan's great video:

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re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Carl tyler on 03/23/2018 at 11:03 PM EDT
Itu2019s possible what Apple actually allows in the store might not be what we
see in the demo. Apple's App Store Guidelines prohibit applications from
executing external code such as Lotusscript as a matter of policy. Section
2.5.2 of the page
"Apps should be self-contained in their bundles, and may not read or write data
outside the designated container area, nor may they download, install, or
execute code, including other iOS, watchOS, macOS, or tvOS apps."

So hopefully the IBM/Apple relationship really is a strong one.
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Vitor Pereira on 03/24/2018 at 04:46 AM EDT
Microsoft does the same with powerapps.
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Carl tyler on 03/24/2018 at 09:10 AM EDT
Do powerapps run when disconnected from the network?
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Vitor Pereira on 03/24/2018 at 10:12 AM EDT
Possibly, but why is that relevant? Seems to be the same principle, the
PowerApps app (the container) is downloaded form the store, it them downloads
whatever apps you use and runs then inside the container.
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Bill Palmer on 03/30/2018 at 08:56 PM EDT
I'm this really an IOS "App" or is the Notes application running
on a cloud server and presented via a browser on the IOS device? Big
difference of course. If it is an "app", then every one of thousands of custom
Notes applications developed for workflow, document management, data mining,
etc would have to be rewritten in order to make it available on an iPad. Also a
separate rewrite would be required to make it available on an Android device.
If it is an application using some type of streaming to present the Notes
client behavior through the Safari browser, then migration becomes relatively
simple with no rewrite of the original code and could be readily done for
presentation via any modern browser. Incidentally, Amazon Web Services already
provides this capability.
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Andrew Pollack on 03/31/2018 at 05:05 PM EDT
Bill, it's an IOS app that is a classic (now called the basic) Notes Client.
It uses an ID (via idVault) and can handle replication, lotuscript, formula
language, etc. It doesn't do xpages or java.
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Bill Palmer on 04/01/2018 at 05:48 PM EDT
Thanks Andrew, that clears it up. If I understand your explanation, it is a
"universal" Notes client (the classic Notes client) running as an IOS app with
internet access to one or more Domino servers. So I start initially with a
blank Workspace that I can organize just as I would a classic Notes client
running on a Windows machine or a Mac, customize the Workspace by titles on the
tabs, adding new tabs if I want, and adding any Notes NSF (to which I have
access) icons to my Workspace pages. Do I understand it so far?

My next three questions are the following:
1 Can I create local replicas of NSF files on my IOS device for disconnected
operation? (P.S. not a big deal if we can't)
2 When will we have an Android Basic Notes Client app?
4 Most important, how do I get started with this? I have a long list of
clients (mostly ex) I want to show this to asap.

Regards, Bill
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Andrew Pollack on 04/02/2018 at 08:49 AM EDT
Keep in mind that my answers are third hand -- second hand at best. They
represent only my understanding.

1. Yes, replication and off-line is used meant to be fully supported.

2. I've heard an Android client is planned but not for release with the v10
initial release date. I have no idea beyond that how far it will be.

3. I wold start with the link in the main topic above. Watch the blogs, as I
understand they are planning a public beta in the very near term.
re: Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.By Erich Clasen on 05/17/2018 at 04:17 PM EDT
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