Delivering Mail,Calendar, and Contactsto Your MobileGroupWise UsersDaniel ShelleyGWAVAcon EMEA 2012October 2012
Ghost Pattern Software• Founded in 2009• Headquarters, development in Utah• Focus on GroupWise mobility solutions
Constant change in the Mobile Market• Starting in 2007, Nokia and RIM started to be displaced by Apple’s iPhone• In 2008 Android entered the market• iPad created a new market in Spring 2010• Amazon releases Kindle Fire in Fall 2011• More new devices coming!
Who Is Winning?• Phones – Apple’s iPhone – Android – Samsung is the only one that is making money – Windows Mobile is a viable platform, but needs to sell more devices. Watch this space!• Tablets – iPad dominates – Amazon’s devices are popular – Google’s Nexus 7 will do well Q4 2012 – Windows 8 tablets? Maybe.
What Users Want• Support for their new smartphone• Easy to use, setup• GroupWise features• It should just work
IT Department Response?• Some put their heads in the sand!• Others embrace a BYOD policy• Enable your users to be more productive• Use tablets in ways that laptops can not be used
What About GroupWise?• Smartphones do not come with support for GroupWise out of the box• ActiveSync solutions can be good, but… – Possibly expensive licensing – Limited to Exchange functionality – Requires IT department support and installation• GroupWise WebAccess – not quite what people want
From Ghost Pattern Software• For iOS – GW Mail with notifications – GW Calendar – GW Contacts• For Android – GW Mail – GW Calendar• For Samsung BADA
From Ghost Pattern Software• Native applications• Easy to setup• Support for iOS, Android• Easy to get: – Apple App Store – Google Play or Amazon Appstore• Works with phones and tablets• Supports GroupWise 2012, 8, 7 and 6.5
How Does It Work? • Native App • Connects to GroupWise WebAccess just like a web browser GroupWise WebAccess
Notifications• New! We have a notification service available for GW Mail• Push notification to app• The Notification server polls GroupWise server• Monthly cost for the service• Can be purchased for your users• IT department can request that this be disabled for their users
What about push notifications? • Normally the app communicates directly with your GroupWise WebAccess server • Apple does not let apps run in the background in order to check for new data (battery concerns) GroupWise WebAccess
What about push notifications? Apple Push • Notification server No8ﬁca8on polls GWWA Service • When new email is found, Apple’s APNS server is notified • APNS server does Ghost Pa2ern push to devices So5ware GroupWise No8ﬁca8on Server WebAccess
Mailbox• Updated interface!• Native Android app• Features of the iOS app, but with an Android look and feel
Read an Email• Read an email, appointment, task or note
Android Features• Read mailbox, other folders• Delete, move, read later, properties• Compose, Reply, Reply All, Forward• Search GroupWise address books when composing• Attachments: view with GroupWise WebAccess or open with available app
Device Support• iOS – Supports iOS 4.3+ – Supports iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch• Android – Supports Android 2.1+ – Works with phones and tablets
Connectivity• Connects to GroupWise WebAccess server directly from the device• Requires internet connection• iOS supports NAM• Android supports NAM
How Users Buy• iOS – Buy on the Apple App Store• Android – Buy on Google Play – Buy on the Amazon App Store• Simply search for “GroupWise”
iOS Volume Purchases• Apple does not allow sales outside of the app store• Apple does have a volume purchase program for education – Requires a minimum initial purchase of 20 copies – Apple sends you promotional codes that users can redeem on their devices – 50% price discount• Volume Purchase Program for Businesses – Get set up with Apple to buy in volume• App “gifting” option• Notification service can be purchased directly
Android Volume Purchases• You can buy volume licenses directly• I send you .apk files preset to use your server• Email me at Daniel@ghostpattern.com• 50% discount for education
Better than other solutions• Simple setup, no server changes• Inexpensive• No sync problems• Supports older versions of GroupWise• Supports GroupWise specific features• Shared folders, all address books
GW Lite• To test your server with these apps prior to buying, install the free GW Lite app.
But I want more!• The updates will keep coming with new features and bug fixes• New GroupWise apps too!• Subscribe to our newsletter http://ghostpattern.com/news