Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Sametime for Apple iPhone and iPad now available!

Sametime 8.52 Interim Feature Release 1 (IF1) is now available.  This release includes native iPhone/iPad/iPod application, support for meetings on tablets, offline IM and more.  The native iOS app, available today from the Apple App Store, supports presence, instant messaging and Sametime Unified Telephony call routing on iPads and iPhones. Browser-based online meetings are supported on iPads and Android tablets.  Offline IMs, file-transfer-to-many (in a group chat) and folder (many files-transfer-to-one) functions are supported.  Virtualization of the Sametime Unified Telephony servers simplifies hardware ordering for telephony implementations.  This is a follow-up release to Sametime 8.52 that was launched in May which included a native Google Android client.

Other IBM mobile applications of interest include IBM Connections Mobile for iPad.  I've used this application extensively and found it to be a great way to access IBM Connections on the go including downloading presentations to present to customers.   Another useful application is Symphony viewers for Android, which allows Open Document Format (ODF) presentations to be viewed.  Symphony viewer for iOS is now available  similar application is planned for Apple iOS.

Lotus Traveler, Sametime, Connections, Cognos, Symphony viewers and Lotus Mobile Connect provides mobile enterprise workers the ability to get work done from a variety of mobile devices.   IBM continues to expand its capabilities in the mobile space including Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Mobile Device Management which is currently in private beta.

IBM press release: ‘Tis the Season for Enterprise-Class Tablet Apps: New IBM Software Encourages Safe, Secure Social Networking


Viorel Cosmin said...

Long awaited version by many. Thanks for the updates Chris!

Claudia Goffe said...

Wow this seems like such a good app! I must get this from the apple store on my new phone which has just been delivered by The Box Zone who are a great company and I am really happy with their service. Thanks for posting, I can't wait to download this app. :)