Manage your Lotus Notes To Do’s on the iPhone

On July 28, 2009, in mobile, xpages, by Mark Hughes

The iPhone is great, especially with Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.1, but is missing a few items that the blackberry includes.  One of these items is the To Do  functionality.  Seeing a need for people to manage their to do’s on the iPhone, i created an Xpage “To Do” app that runs in its own process when saved to the home page.  I have seen different apps that let you read or view your to do’s, but they have limited functionality, you could not edit them, create them, or view attachments.

To avoid the Apple app update submittal headache, I think a web app was the right way to go.  Updates can be done by replacing the design of the database, or making a few changes, then everyone gets the changes.

All to do’s are stored in the mail file, and i didn’t want others to have  modify their mail file templates to use this new functionality.  The beauty of Xpages is that i can compute the data sources to the the users mail file who is logged in.  So to install this application, all you need is a Domino 8.5.1 server, and you simply drop the database in a directory, and send a web link to the iPhone.  Who-ever logs in gets their to do’s, the mail file doesn’t even have to be on the same server, except if they want to view attachments.

If you would like more information about this product please email me, thanks

Update here is a new post with video – Video 

Now for some screen shots(Video coming later this evening)

Home Screen

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Loading Page

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Application home screen

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Drop Down combo box for View By: and Status:

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The To Do Form, notice attachments at the bottom

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An Attachment, you can scroll around to see it, also planning on adding a button to open in Safari.

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7 Responses to Manage your Lotus Notes To Do’s on the iPhone

  1. Jeff Gilfelt says:

    This looks fantastic. What are you using to render the date picker?

  2. Curt Carlson says:

    Yes, please tell me how you invoked the native date picker from the browser?

  3. Mark Hughes says:

    Check out this page, you can make the wheels any sort of data you want, pretty cool.

  4. Mark Hughes says:

    And licensed under the MIT license, it looks native, but it is js and css

  5. Giulio says:

    This is really nice stuff.. Simple and effective in appearance.

    The average "business" consumer needs to see this sort of thing, to demonstrate what can be done, and how easy it is to use.

  6. Paul Hannan says:

    Nice work Mark!

  7. Jan Schulz says:

    Seeing that this is a standalone app, will you sell/publish this?

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