Tag Archive: iOS

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

Updated IBM Connections Mobile App with Multiple Account Support

If you use IBM Connections you should be running the mobile app on your phone or tablet.  Today an update shipped adding lots of new features including support for multiple accounts, useful if you have a need to connect to more than one instance of IBM Connections.  I received the update on my Android tablet, and am guessing that it is working it’s way through the Apple approval process and will be in the App Store soon







IBM Connections on Google Play

IBM Connections on Apple App Store

Check your Traveler Settings on iOS5

If Reminders are enabled in your Traveler configuration on iOS5 you might see a spike in network traffic, and battery drain on your iOS5 device.

I configured a new Traveler account on my iPad, and it defaults reminders to enabled (currently Traveler supports Mail, Calendar, and Contacts), I am not sure what it does with an account configured on iOS4 and upgraded to iOS5, but it’s worth a check of your settings.

Update: Thanks Chris Whisonant for verifying (in a comment below) that Reminders are enabled automatically when upgrading from iOS4 to iOS5.


From the Technote


APAR LO65075: Ios 5 Devices May Try To Sync Reminders Continuously (IBM ID Required)

IBM Connections Clients now available for Android, Blackberry & iOS

Last week the Android client for IBM Connections was released in to the Android Market, over the last 24 hours the Blackberry and iOS apps found their way in to their respective app stores as well.

Remember you need to install the Mobile Fix on your IBM Connections 3.0.1 Servers before you can use the clients.

The IBM clients limit you to connecting to one Connections instance which should cover most people, if you need to connect to multiple Connections instances you can always check out iWildFire which supports multiple instances.

Direct Links to Clients




iOS 4.3 Sometimes it is the little things

Photo Mar 09, 3 26 34 PM

The Saddest Part of Today’s iPad 2 Announcment

Later today Apple will be introducing the iPad 2, what is expected?

  • Camera (probably 2)
  • Thinner lighter design
  • iOS 5 announcements maybe?
  • Facetime upgraded to support teleportation (that one might have to wait until iPad 3)
  • Cloud storage for music & video?
  • One more thing?

We don’t know if Steve Jobs will be there or not, but what is for sure is today’s announcements will solidify Apples lead in the tablet space over the Android competition.

So now for the sad part, I was reading What To Look for at Tomorrow’s iPad 2 Event, and the last line of the article is probably the one thing we know for sure about today’s announcement

“And tune in to the tech blogosphere shortly thereafter, when the rumors for the iPad 3 will begin in earnest.”

Of course there is always the Apple Rumor Publishing Guide Flowchart.

Top 5 ways Android tablets could beat the iPad

Take 3 minutes to watch this video

I agree 100% with #5 regarding Application development, and #2 especially about the carrier modifications to Android, and the need to get upgrades out faster.

They nail it with #1 “be cheaper then the iPad”, there is yet to be an Android tablet that competes on feature and price with the iPad, even the Motorola XOOM which is getting decent reviews is still priced to high to drive people away from the iPad and to Android.

Of course we have to see what Apple has in store for us tomorrow with the iPad 2 announcement.

Top 5 Reasons Android is Better Than iPhone

The #1 Reason “Carrier Choice” is a little out of date, as he still has AT&T as the only iPhone carrier, but 2-5 are some really good points for Android.

Searching in Mobile Safari is Not Very Friendly

This has become a major annoyance for me when using Safari on iOS, and I wonder why Apple does not fix this.

When I use a browser on my desktop, if I want to search I simply type the term in to the Address Bar, this works in Chrome, Firefox, or IE, the three browsers I have installed on my machine.

chrome search

On my Android device (Droid X) the experience is the same I can type a URL, or search term in to the Address bar.


Then we get to Mobile Safari on iOS (Screenshots are from an iPhone, but the experience is the same on an iPad).  For some reason Apple had decided to split URL, and Search in to two different fields. 

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When you are in the URL field (on the left), the keyboard is designed to type URL only does not have a space bar, so you can not even try to enter a search term there. If you are in the search field (on the right) you then get the regular keyboard with the Space bar allowing you to search:

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Is anyone else bothered by this? I frequently find myself trying to search in the URL bar,  realizing after I finished typing (the first word) of my search string, only to have to do it over in the Search field, why doesn’t mobile safari just work like every other browser out there?

I am sure there are other browsers available for iOS, Opera comes to mind, Firefox Mobile does not seem to have iOS support yet, but I really haven’t bothered to look at it or other options, the browser that ships should be good enough for my mobile browsing needs.