Category Archives: Traveler

IBM Notes Traveler and support for iOS8

If you support an IBM Notes Traveler environment this question should be on your mind

ios8

 

Looks like good news if you are reasonably current in your Traveler environment.  We have had a beta device connected to a 9.0.1 IF4 Traveler server and it worked with out any issue, I know I will be watching closely when Apple releases iOS8 to make sure everything keeps working.

See the technote fo the Full Q&A including updates on Traveler Companion and To Do .

Nice job by IBM getting this document published in advance of today’s Apple announcements.

Technote 1683614: Q&A about IBM Notes Traveler support for Apple iOS 8.x

Traveler for Android is now available on Google Play

A while back I asked “Why Not Put Traveler in the Android Market?”, things have changed since I wrote that.  For one thing the Android Market is now called Google Play.  As of yesterday IBM Traveler for Android is now available in Google Play.  Thanks for listening IBM.

From the IBM Notes and Domino Wiki

travplay

 

Traveler for Android is now available on Google Play

Traveler for Android on Google Play

A Clarification on Traveler High Availability

Last week at IBM Connect Chris Whisonant and I presented a Show and Tell Session on IBM Notes Traveler High Availability.  One of the attendees at the session was a developer from the Traveler team.  I had worked with Smith (actually his first name not an alias)  many times before during Traveler Betas, and on a couple of PMR, but met him for the first time at a Birds of Feather session on Traveler that morning.

While I was confident in my knowledge on the subject, a couple of times while presenting it occurred to me “would the developers agree with that?”.  At the end of the session Smith has only one complaint, which I promised I would clarify when I got back home, and it was about this slide.

Probably because I have been working with Domino for years, it was easy for me to fall back on using the word ‘cluster’ to describe Traveler in an HA Config, but as the slide indicates, Traveler Servers are not Domino Clusters.  So what should we call them?
The developers refer to them as HA pools, and Pool Members, so going forward I will use those terms to describe Traveler in an HA Config, it does make it easier to keep things straight.
I was also relieved that this was the only slide Smith had any issues with :-)

Slides for Show 100 Making Traveler Highly Available

Slides from the session Chris Whisonant and I presented on Installing, Configuring, and Migrating to Traveler High Avaialbility.

Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Snt100 from Mitch Cohen

IBM Lotus Traveler, Android, and Browsers

This is documented in the IBM Lotus Traveler Documentation, but it is worth pointing out.  If you are using IBM Lotus Traveler on Android the browser used to download the client on the device will determine which information is populated in the client.

Traveler Info Center

What this is saying is that if you download the Traveler client using the Browser that came with the Android OS (Usually labelled simply ‘Internet’) the Server name and Username will fill in and after installing the configuration screen will look like this

Traveler with Server

 

What is becoming increasingly common is that people are using Chrome or Firefox on their Android devices and ignoring the default browser.  When using the non-default browser after installing your configuration screen will look like  this

Traveler no server

 

Traveler will still configure correctly but you will have to manually fill in your server name, and user name to complete the configuration.

IBM Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Update Pack 2 adds To Do’s

IBM Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Update Pack 2 adds To Do functionality to the Traveler family. After a quick update to my dev servers this morning here is what it looks like on Android

To Do now appears as a sync option

Traveler UP2 Setup

 

Here is the To Do app (before any of my To Dos had a chance to sync, trust me you don’t want to see that list)

To Do app

 

As Mr. Newman said “a whole lotta blue” (*The Blue Traveler icons were introduced in UP1)

Home Screen

 

A Traveler To Do app for iOS should appear in the App Store soon.  Now off to upgrade my demo environment.

Known issues with using Lotus Notes Traveler on iOS 6 devices

If you are running Traveler and have iOS 6 users you should know about these 2 issues documented in technote 1610736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item #1 is actually fixed in iOS 6.0.1 as documented by Andy Donaldson

Technote 1610736: Known issues with using Lotus Notes Traveler on iOS 6 devices

The one troubleshooting command you need to know for Lotus Notes Traveler

I am a big fan of Lotus Notes Traveler I have been working with it since the earliest beta builds.  Overall it has been a fairly stable product, but like any other system use it enough you will run in to issues.

Any time you open a PMR you can expect to be asked to provide logs, Traveler has greatly simplified that process by adding a Tell Traveler PMR command, (I believe this was added in 8.5.2)  allowing you to automatically collect and upload logs to your PMR.

While of course I would prefer not to have to open a PMR it is easier to have a streamlined way to upload logs.  I would love to see this implemented for more Domino Server features especially router and http.

Lotus Notes & Domino Wiki: Traveler Server Logs

 

 

Am I Blue?

After upgrading to Traveler 8.5.3 UP1 the answer is mostly

image

 

 

 

 

 

I like the new icons, and glad to finally have High Availability in my Traveler environment, my dev system is upgraded from beta to gold, and now working on the plan to migrate a rather large Traveler production environment in to a High Availability cluster.

Just have to wait for an updated Sametime Client icon now to match the others.

NitroDesk Touchdown to Officially Support Lotus Traveler (Kindle Fire Owners Take Note)

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.

System Requirements
TouchDown requires Lotus Notes to be running with Lotus Notes® Traveler. Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.2.1 and above supports Android 2.x devices. Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.2.2 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 sales@nitrodesk.com for additional pricing options. A fully functional 30-day trial version is available for download in the Android Market.

NitroDesk Announces IBM Lotus Notes Support in TouchDown