This is a rather interesting press release I spotted this morning. NitroDesk the makers of TouchDown an Activesync client for Android have announced their plans to officially support Lotus Notes Traveler. Now Touchdown has worked well with Traveler for a while, and there have been a number of new releases since I last played with it.
Here is the interesting part, I am not sure why someone using a supported Android Device would choose Touchdown over IBM’s Android App, but Touchdown supports the Kindle Fire (the Kindle Fire is not currently supported by Traveler) giving Traveler access to Kindle Fire Owners.
From the press release:
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012
NitroDesk, the makers of TouchDown, the number-one Microsoft® Exchange server synchronization solution for Android-powered devices, announce Lotus Notes support in the next release of TouchDown at the end of Q1.
TouchDown requires Lotus Notes to be running with Lotus Notes® Traveler. Lotus Notes Traveler 188.8.131.52 and above supports Android 2.x devices. Lotus Notes Traveler 184.108.40.206 and above supports Android 3.x devices.
Pricing and Availability
NitroDesk TouchDown is priced at USD 19.99 and is available for download and purchase directly on the device from Android Market. Enterprise and volume-license customers and MDM partners should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional pricing options. A fully functional 30-day trial version is available for download in the Android Market.