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In a nutshell….. NO
Technote 1573745:Can Lotus Traveler be deployed on Kindle Fire or B&N Nook Android devices?
Has anyone tried and got it working on either of these devices?
It has a modified version of android, so doesn’t “just work”. For one thing, you can only install apps from the Amazon store. There is more…is anyone using this for work?
Chris – in the age of “bring your own device” given the price point of the Fire, I suspect if not before after the holidays we will see people trying to use them
From my posts on the Amazon Support Forums:
I installed IBM Lotus Traveler on my Kindle Fire. The app installed and is syncing with our Lotus Traveler servers. The problem is that the Traveler app, when installed on standard Android (I’ve tested on 2.2 and 2.3.4 on at least 5 other Android phones and tablet), it installs four different icons in the list of apps (mail, calendar, address lookup and the settings/sync app). On the Fire, I only get the settings and sync icon. It works and the other apps are working (when I get a new mail notification, I click and it does launch the Traveler mail app) but the other icons don’t show up in the Fire user interface, so there is no way to launch them directly. Traveler is the only app that I have seen that installs multiple icon pointing to the same app this way.
I did find a temporary workaround. I installed a 3rd-party app launcher from the Amazon AppStore – Claystone Launcher. This launcher has no problems finding and launching the other three Traveler components. So I just made a Claystone Home Page with the Traveler components on it and made the Claystone launcher a favorite in the Kindle Fire GUI. It’s an extra click, but at least it works. Since other launchers can see the Traveler app components, it should be easy for Amazon to fix this.
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