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  1. 1. Delivering Mail,Calendar, and Contactsto Your MobileGroupWise UsersDaniel ShelleyGWAVAcon EMEA 2012October 2012
  2. 2. Ghost Pattern Software•  Founded in 2009•  Headquarters, development in Utah•  Focus on GroupWise mobility solutions
  3. 3. 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!
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. What Users Want•  Support for their new smartphone•  Easy to use, setup•  GroupWise features•  It should just work
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. From Ghost Pattern Software•  For iOS –  GW Mail with notifications –  GW Calendar –  GW Contacts•  For Android –  GW Mail –  GW Calendar•  For Samsung BADA
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. How Does It Work? •  Native App •  Connects to GroupWise WebAccess just like a web browser GroupWise   WebAccess  
  11. 11. Easy To Get
  12. 12. Apple App Store•  Open the Apple App Store app•  Search for “GroupWise”•  Buy the app and download•  Just like buying “Angry Birds”
  13. 13. Setup•  Enter the URL to your GroupWise WebAccess server•  No server changes/ configuration required
  14. 14. Fast•  Access to your mailbox in a handful of minutes•  No server configuration required
  15. 15. GW Mail for iOS
  16. 16. Mailbox•  Native iPhone interface•  Automatic login•  Support for –  GroupWise 2012 –  GroupWise 8 –  GroupWise 7 –  GroupWise 6.5
  17. 17. Read an Email•  Read an email, appointment, task or note
  18. 18. iPad Support
  19. 19. Setup•  Easily setup the app to connect to GroupWise using GroupWise WebAccess•  Securely stores password
  20. 20. Mailbox•  Shows unread status•  Reply/forward status•  Attachment icon
  21. 21. Swipe to Delete•  Swipe your finger left to right over the date area of the email you want to delete
  22. 22. Folders•  View items in other folders, like your cabinet•  Move items to a folder
  23. 23. Folders•  View items in other folders, like your cabinet•  Move items to a folder
  24. 24. Read an Email•  Read an email, appointment, task or note•  Mark unread•  Delete
  25. 25. Read an Email•  Reply•  Forward•  Move
  26. 26. Properties•  View item properties•  Access status tracking
  27. 27. Attachments•  Use the GroupWise document viewer•  Use the iOS document viewer•  Open attachment with other apps on device: e.g. pdf, .doc viewers
  28. 28. Attachments•  Example: view a .docx MS Office document using the iOS document viewer
  29. 29. Compose•  Compose new email•  Reply•  Forward
  30. 30. Address Books•  Search your address books to compose•  Uses the following order 1.  iOS device contacts 2.  Frequent Contacts* 3.  Other GW address books 4.  GW System address book
  31. 31. Address Books•  Search your address books to compose•  Uses the following order 1.  iOS device contacts 2.  Frequent Contacts* 3.  Other GW address books 4.  GW System address book
  32. 32. Demo
  33. 33. Notifications
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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  
  36. 36. 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  
  37. 37. GW Mail for Android
  38. 38. Mailbox•  Updated interface!•  Native Android app•  Features of the iOS app, but with an Android look and feel
  39. 39. Read an Email•  Read an email, appointment, task or note
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. GW Calendar for iOS
  42. 42. GW Calendar•  Native iPhone interface•  Automatic login•  Support for –  GroupWise 2012 –  GroupWise 8 –  GroupWise 7 –  GroupWise 6.5•  View appointments, tasks and notes•  New month view!
  43. 43. iPad Support
  44. 44. Core Features•  View an item•  Reply, Forward, Delete•  View item properties•  GroupWise document viewer, iOS document viewer or open with app
  45. 45. Calendar Actions•  Accept, decline, complete appointments, tasks and notes•  Resend (modify)
  46. 46. Compose•  Appointments•  Tasks•  Notes•  Posted appointments•  Posted Tasks•  Posted Notes•  Search your address books to compose
  47. 47. Calendar Selection•  Pick the calendars you want to display•  Can include shared calendars•  Only works for calendars that show in GroupWise WebAccess•  Requires GroupWise 8
  48. 48. Demo
  49. 49. GW Calendar for Android
  50. 50. Android•  Updated interface!•  Native Android interface•  Like iOS app, but with an Android look and feel
  51. 51. Calendar Views•  Day, Week, Month Views•  Calendar picker
  52. 52. Core Features•  View an item•  Reply, Forward, Delete•  View item properties•  GroupWise document viewer or open with app•  Compose appointments•  Search your address books to compose
  53. 53. GW Contacts for iOS
  54. 54. Search Address Books•  Search by first name, last name or email address•  Uses the following order 1.  iOS device contacts 2.  Frequent Contacts* 3.  Other GW address books 4.  GW System address book
  55. 55. Contact Detail•  Find a phone number (tap to call)•  Find an email address –  Launches GW Mail –  Launches GW Calendar –  Launches iOS Mail•  Address launches map
  56. 56. Why this solution?
  57. 57. GroupWise Features•  Tasks and Notes•  Search all address books•  Status tracking•  GroupWise WebAccess document converter•  Open attachments on device•  View attached/forwarded emails•  View shared folders
  58. 58. GroupWise Support•  GroupWise 2012•  GroupWise 8•  GroupWise 7•  GroupWise 6.5
  59. 59. Device Support•  iOS –  Supports iOS 4.3+ –  Supports iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch•  Android –  Supports Android 2.1+ –  Works with phones and tablets
  60. 60. Connectivity•  Connects to GroupWise WebAccess server directly from the device•  Requires internet connection•  iOS supports NAM•  Android supports NAM
  61. 61. 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”
  62. 62. 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
  63. 63. 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
  64. 64. 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
  65. 65. GW Lite•  To test your server with these apps prior to buying, install the free GW Lite app.
  66. 66. 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
  67. 67. Contact Us•  Enhancement requests? Questions? –  Daniel@ghostpattern.com•  Support –  Support@ghostpattern.com
  68. 68. Q&A

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