Maximo Everplace vs Maximo Mobile, what you need to know
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Today's blog comes to us from Lori Landesman.
Time for an update on IBM Maximo Everyplace! It's been a few months since my last post, so I wanted to share the latest. If you haven't heard of Maximo Everyplace, or need some background, you can refer to one of my earlier posts .
Most recently, the team has been keeping up with current customers and looking for ways to make the product more useful. As a result, we've made some changes:
First, we've enabled the pinch-to-zoom functionality that so many smartphone users have come to know and love. Initially, we had disabled this feature thinking that maintaining the same viewport size that we show in the Application Designer would be most important to users. User feedback has convinced us, however, that people like to be able to resize their screens on demand, giving them bigger targets to hit with their finger when necessary, and making font-size adjustments easier. Now, that's all possible with Maximo Everyplace.
Second, we've made some changes that will benefit LDAP users. Previously, we had done our device detection when the user went to the login screen – determining whether to serve up a mobile or a standard-size page based on the browser being used. We soon realized though, that users with single sign-on never even see the Maximo login screen. To give those users the proper Everyplace experience, we no longer limit our device detection to the login screen.
Current Everyplace customers can take advantage of these changes by getting to the latest Maximo hotfix for fixpack 188.8.131.52.
If you're unsure if Everyplace is right for you, or if you're trying to decide between Maximo Everyplace and Maximo Mobile, you may want to watch this short (three-and-a-half-minute) interview, where I discuss some of the differences between the two products and what Everyplace has to offer.