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First release of HCL Nomad for Android Tablets is available

Starting today on Google Play, you’ll find the first release of HCL Nomad for Android Tablets. You can find the application on this LINK. Documentation is here LINK. What are the system requirements and limitations of this release?

Requirements

  • Android tablet with version 8.0 or higher and 64-bit architecture (Android Go edition not supported)
  • Domino server 9.0.1, 10.x (or 11.x) that you can access through a virtual private network (VPN) or over the internet.

Limitations for Android

  • Domino policies are not fully supported. Policy settings are applied during first installation and setup of Domino Mobile Apps. Changes made to policy settings after the initial setup may not be applied, however. In addition, not all policy settings have been fully tested. Full support of policies is planned for a future release.
  • AES GCM encryption is not supported. HCL Nomad falls back to AES-128 CBC mode when communicating with Domino servers configured to use AES GCM.
  • Java™-based applications (JavaAgents, XPages) are not supported.
  • Web services design elements are not supported.
  • Use of application management framework such as Android Enterprise is not supported.
  • The Lotus Script ODBC Extension is not supported.
  • Custom actions that are defined for the drop-down action menu are not available.
  • HCL Nomad does not work with On Demand VPN configurations. If a VPN connection is required in order to connect to your Domino server, then the VPN connection must be present before using HCL Nomad to connect to your Domino server
  • The Notes Workspace is not supported.
  • Roaming is not supported.
  • The Create menu is not available.
  • Mail file usage does not support MIME type emails.
  • “Forward as attachments” is not currently supported as a mail file action.
  • Initial setup of the Nomad client using a passthru server connection document is not currently supported. Once the client’s initial setup is complete, a passthru server connection document can be created and Nomad will use the passthru server as expected.
  • Spell checking support is limited to device spell checking service support
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Shared calendar? From anywhere – no restrictions (via HCL)

I got a clear assignment from the customer:

“We want to use shared calendars and want to access them online. We have Notes clients, web browsers, mobile phones, tablets with both iOS and Android. So why restrain yourself.” Do you have a solution? “

Well, yeah. I think the task is done. Although in a test environment, but here it is:

Shared calendar using Notes client 11



Shared calendar using web browser (iNotes)



Shared calendar using web browser (HCL Verse)



Shared calendar using HCL Nomad iPad



Shared calendar using HCL Nomad Tablet Android



Shared calendar using HCL Nomad iPhone



Do you have group calendars created in your calendar? You can also display it on your mobile device.

Group calendar Using HCL Nomad (iPhone, iPad, Android

Nomad iPad
Nomad iPhone
Nomad Android
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How I started managing HCL Nomad via Panagenda MarvelClient

What are my first impressions with HCL Nomad and Panagenda MarvelClient? Yeah, it works! And on the first attempt without a manual.

In preparation for the SUTOL conference, where I will have a presentation on managing HCL Nomad using MarvelClient, I attended the webinar “MarvelClient and HCL Nomad – A match made in heaven”.

Immediately after watching, I updated MarvelClient and decided to try the following steps without preparation:

  • Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”
  • Create a replica of this application and add it to the Replicattion
  • Adding mailDB to “Recent applications” at the first position
  • Create a replica mailDB and add it to the Replication

I have beta HCL Nomad 1.0.5 on both iPad and iPhone. So I tried a tablet first. I still need a phone and what if …

Step 1: Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”

In MarvelClient configuration application I created new object of application / mailfile action type and named it “Nomad – add app”

“General” tab. I used the button “Paste Database data from Link in Clipboard” to avoid having to search the application in the catalog. The data was loaded into the fields: Title, Server, Filename and Replica ID.

“Recent apps” tab. In the “Action” field, I chose the “Create / Update” option and left “Add a recent apps icon one does not exist”. This is how I added the app to the “Recent” on the iPad.

In the “When” and “Who” conditions, I made sure that this setting was implemented only for the selected user.

Finally, I chose that this setting is only for iOS and Tablet.

Then I logged in on the iPad.

And I immediately appeared MarvelClient analyze application icons in “Recent” …

Step 2: Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”

I opened already created document “Nomad – add app” and on the tab “Local replica” I marked “manage local replica on Nomad too”

Chose the options: Create replica, Always replicate and others as needed and saved.

Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately saw the MarvelClient analyze application in the “replicator”

Step 3: Adding mailDB to “Recent applications” at the first position

In MarvelClient configuration application I created new object of application / mailfile action type and named it “Nomad – mailfile”.
“General” tab. I chose “Server and / or local replica” icon and mainly Database: Usermailfile

“Recent apps” tab. In the “Action” field, I chose the “Create / Update” option and left “Add a recent apps icon one does not exist”. This is how I added the app to the “Recent apps” on the iPad. I also wanted the icon to be placed in the first position.

In the “When” and “Who” conditions, I made sure that only the selected user was implemented again. Finally, I chose that this setting is only for iOS and Tablet.

Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately got an icon of my mail in “Recent apps”

Step 4: Create a replica mailDB and add it to the Replicator

I opened already created document “Nomad – mailfile”. On the tab “Local replica” I marked “manage local replica on Nomad too”. I chosed options: Standard replica and because I didn’t want to create a full replica, I just chose “Stub only” and saved.

Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately got my mail DB in the “replicator”

What to write at the end?

Yes, it was a simple test, but I think that’s exactly what you want to set up for your users at the beginning. You do the same on Notes clients.

More about the product can be found on the Panagenda website and come to see my session at the SUTOL Conference

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What do you need to test HCL Nomad for Android?

If you want to test the first HCL Nomad beta for Android, have these minimum system requirements:

  • Android 10.0″ class tablet
  • Android 8.0 (Chrome OS 73 for Android 9)
  • Arm64 or x86_64 architecture
  • 2GB RAM

The following features are not complete:

  • Search
  • Import and export of attachments
  • attachment viewing
  • Copy/Paste
  • Scrollbars in document views

Limitations:

  • Domino policies are not fully supported. Policy settings are applied during first installation and setup of Domino Mobile Apps. Changes made to policy settings after the initial setup may not be applied, however. In addition, not all policy settings have been fully tested. Full support of policies is planned for a future release.
  • AES GCM encryption is not supported. HCL Nomad falls back to AES-128 CBC mode when communicating with Domino servers configured to use AES GCM.
  • Java™-based applications (JavaAgents, XPages) are not supported.
  • Web services design elements are not supported.
  • Use of application management framework such as Android Enterprise is not supported.
  • The Lotus Script ODBC Extension is not supported.
  • Custom actions that are defined for the drop-down action menu are not available.
  • HCL Nomad 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.
  • The Create menu is not available.
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HCL Nomad beta for Android Tablet is available – how to install

Today was released beta HCL Nomad for Android, for now for Tablet.

Could you like to try it on?

  • Go to the Google Play store and go to the “Pre-Access” tab at the end of the top app ranking screen
  • Find the HCL Nomad app and install.
  • After installation, open HCL Nomad. It’s a little easier than installing on iOS.
  1. Open the application. Enter your name and the server you are connecting to.

2. If you are unable to connect to the server, enter the server’s IP address or hostname on the next screen.

3. If you have a working IDVault, you will be prompted to enter a password in your User ID. If not, find the User ID that you saved there on the tablet in the storage. ID Vault worked in my installation.

4. After installation, you can start using it.
The illustration shows Workspace or your mail, which is already supported in this version.

So test !

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HCL Nomad 1.0.5 Beta for iPhone – start testing

Today was released the first version of HCL Nomad, which includes the possibility of testing Notes applications on the iPhone.

If your iPhone is configured with the same iTunes & App Store apple ID and your iPad, then you should see HCL Nomad available from your TestFlight application on your iPhone.

Please ensure your iPhone has network access to your Domino server. If your Domino server is not facing the Internet, then this means usually connecting through a VPN.

The configuration procedure is the same as on the iPad.

Whats new?

For iPhone, when you open a Domino application using HCL Nomad on the iPhone toolbar will have two new icons. A left chevron. These icons are used to navigate your Domino Application frameset in the direction of the arrow. Please use this feature when the application has a complex frameset.