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IBM Domino Mobile Apps for iPad official release. How to install

April 23, 2019 – IBM and HCL released the first official version of Domino Mobile Apps for iPad. The app is available in the Apple App Store

Do you want to know how to easily install the app on your iPad?

What is IBM Domino Mobile Apps

IBM Domino Mobile Apps is a mobile client for the Apple iPad that allows you to work with your Notes Applications. It is available from the Apple App Store. IBM Domino Mobile Apps includes offline replication, touch optimization and extends your Notes Applications with device capabilities.

Limitations

  • The Notes mail application (based on the standard mail template) is not supported.
  • Sharing attachments with other entities such as other iOS applications is not supported.
  • Custom actions that are defined for the drop-down action menu are not available.
  • Importing images into Notes rich text fields is not supported.
  • Domino Mobile Apps network requests are limited to 10 seconds. If latency between the client and a Domino server causes network operations to exceed this limit, then normal operations can fail.
  • The Notes Workspace is not supported.
  • Roaming is not supported.

Requirements

  • iOS 11.4+ or 12.1+ installed on your iPad.
  • IBM Domino 9.0.1 or 10.x or later server that you can access through a virtual private network (VPN) or over the internet.
  • SmartCloud Notes mail users: You must copy your Notes ID file to your iPad. For information, see Setting up Domino Mobile Apps in the cloud.
  • On-premises users: If your ID file is in an ID vault, it is downloaded automatically during setup. If your ID file is not in an ID vault, you’ll need to copy it to your iPad as described

Deployment Domino Mobile Apps on-premises

  • If your Notes ID file is not in an ID vault on a server make a local copy of it on your iPad. The following steps describe how to a copy it from computer using Apple iTunes.
  • Install iTunes on your computer if not already installed
  • Copy your Notes user ID file to you computer
  • Launch iTunes on your computer
  • Connect your computer to your iPad. If PC, use an adapter that allows you to connect
  • From your Mac or PC, select the iPad icon “Tablet” and select Settings/File sharing
  • Select Domino Apps and browse for your Notes ID file and add it
  • Open Domino Mobile Apps on the iPad
  • Use the Client Configuration page that opens and then click Next
  • Enter your name associated with your Notes ID
  • Enter the name of your Domino server. You can use DNS server name
  • Read the Terms and Conditions and click Agree
  • Provide the password for your Notes ID and click Next. If you see a message stating that the ID file can’t be found on the server, browse and select a local copy of the file that you copied to your iPad.
  • Provide the password for your Notes ID and click Next. Wait for the configuration to complete and the Home page to open

Now you can start using IBM Domino Mobile Apps.

You can read about using the app in this POST
Good luck with Domino Mobile Apps

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IBM Domino Mobile Apps (IDMA) for iPad

IBM Domino Mobile Apps (IDMA) is access to Notes applications from Apple iPad without the need for re-design Notes applications.

The access to the application is only for registered beta testers for now.

I was lucky because I was included in the IDMA beta program.

I received an email with a link to the application in the “TestFlight app”, which was automatically installed on the iPad. Through iTunes I needed to copy my ID file from the Notes client to the application.

When I open IDMA, I enter the password for my ID file as for the Notes client. Then I can open an application from my server or from local iPad (local) .

IDMA open application

Opened apps will show “Recent applications” as Home by default.. The last 12 are displayed.

IDMA – Recent applications

However, I can open my Workspace. Open / On My Device / Bookmark.nsf

IDMA – open Workspace

For now, Workspace options are limited, but you can, for example, change the background, arrange icons, and so on.

IDMA – Workspace options


Most of us appreciate the ability to replicate applications. This means I can run offline applications just like I am used to from your Notes clients.

Just set the application to be offline. You will see the replication setting screen and you can start replicating.

IDMA- offline settings app

Replication can be found in the replication server as in the Notes client.

IDMA – Replication

The application is in beta. So far with limited functionality.
The iPad does not support Java (JavaAgents and xPages that you used in your applications).

IBM Domino Mobile Apps also supports older versions of servers.
I tested Domino 9.0.1 FP9.

I think this is a good thing from HCL and I look forward to the next version. A lot of users will certainly welcome this access to Notes applications.