Some Tips for Traveler on Android

Having the gold release of Traveler for Android on my phone now for a bit of time, I though I would share some tips for optimizing the Traveler experience on an Android Device.  I am showing Traveler on my Droid X, depending on your device your mileage may vary (remember Traveler for Android is supported on devices running Android 2.0 and later).

Traveler will install 5 icons in total on your Android device, they are

installer The installer is downloaded from the Traveler Server and used to install the other applications




mail calendar These two should be obvious




lookup Used to search the directory




Notes Traveler This is where options are set for Traveler, and where I am going to show a few settings I changed to better suit my needs.




After Launching Notes Traveler use the Menu key on your device to bring up the settings menu, and select Applications


The first setting I like to tweak is the Signature option, by default it is enabled and set to “Sent by Lotus Notes Traveler” My personal preference is no signature at all, but even in cases where I want a signature, I never use a device specific one, so I simply disable, you can disable or set the default to suit your preferences:


The next step is to customize the Inbox view, and notification settings, from the Applications Menu select preferences:


The Message Preview option determines what you in your inbox, and also as a result how many messages will appear on your screen at once.  On the left is an example using message preview, on the right is an example with preview off:

5 - Preview Enabled 6 - Preview Disabled

As you can see disabling message preview gives you 3 to 4 more messages per screen, personally I prefer to see more messages per screen and forgo the preview.

While in Preferences you can also set your notification options on receipt of new mail:


Finally the last option I am going to cover today is Auto Sync which you can use to control how frequently your Device syncs with the server.  There are two periods you can define, peak and off-peak, the default is for peak to be “Always Connected”, and off-peak “Every 15 minutes” To access these preferences select the Auto Sync option from the Settings menu, here you can set the peak and off peak time windows as well as the sync option for each:

Auto Sync 9 - peak off peak options

As you can see I have changed my peak time period from “Always Connected” to “Every 15 minutes”, I find it is less of a drain on battery life (again you know I worry about these things), and I can always initiate a manual sync from my inbox if I need something more immediate.

I hope these tips help you customize your Traveler on Android experience, and if you have a good tip, do please leave a comment.

5 Responses to Some Tips for Traveler on Android
  1. Andres
    December 28, 2010 | 11:17 am

    Hi Mith,

    I am using it for my Sansumg Galaxy S, and works great.
    However, what I can not understand very well is the “lookup” feature.. I assume it is to see your contacts, but my contacts get not syncronized… and search always return the list empty… I do have my contacts on DWA, so is not a problem with my local names.nsf not going to the contacts view on the server, it seems that contacts get not down to the android device……. Does this feauture works for you ? What I am doing wrong ?

    • Mitch Cohen
      December 28, 2010 | 11:29 am

      the lookup feature is Corporate Directory lookup, not local contacts, works fine in my environment

    • eidam
      February 16, 2011 | 3:50 am

      Hi Andres.
      How you configure the galaxy s. I have galaxy s but until now could not install the traveler. Seems like connection could not establish even i already tick to allow unknown android appl install. Please advise.


  2. Nelson Morris
    December 28, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Can’t wait to try it. Our pilot server uses self signed certs, so the Android installer is not happy with the SSL, as I can’t install it. I hear there is a hotfix, so I will have to wait until I am back in the office or until I grab the apk from the passport files.

  3. Paulo Matioli
    January 27, 2011 | 8:07 am

    It is great I’m using on Motorola DEFY with Android 2.2 (Froyo)…works great also the lookup tool… does anyone know how to add more than one line on the signature?