New Android 2.x operating system support with Lotus Notes Traveler
Lotus Notes Traveler Product Manager, Design Partner and Beta Management
Today December 14, IBM announces availability of Lotus Notes Traveler version 18.104.22.168, which includes support for Android smartphones and tablets!
As product manager for Lotus Notes Traveler I know the IBM team is very proud to deliver this release for Lotus Notes Traveler for Android devices that are running the 2.0.1 (or greater) operating system. With this new, native Android client for mail and calendar and the on-device contact function, customers can easily extend their company's Lotus Notes messaging and collaboration environment to employees using Android devices; allowing them to take advantage of Lotus Notes Traveler's ability to seamlessly synchronize mail, calendar and contact information between the Lotus Domino server and the Android device, and utilize the Lotus Mobile Installer to keep their client software up-to-date.
Ensuring the security of company information is a top priority for every Lotus Notes Traveler release, and 22.214.171.124 is no exception. Lotus Notes Traveler synchronizes data (in transit) via secure HTTPS connection and stores the data (at rest) in encrypted form on the Android device. Lost or stolen devices can be remote wiped; either the entire device or just the Lotus Notes Traveler information. Administrators can monitor the mobile user community -- by name, password, device type, build version -- all from a single point of control and allow or deny access for users based on company defined policies.
In my other role as manager for Lotus Notes Traveler for Android beta program, I was fortunate to work with customers and partners from around the world and the most common feedback we hear about Lotus Notes Traveler was that "It's so easy install and configure!" and "It just works!". The ability to keep current with your personal and business information, anytime/anywhere and from a variety of platforms has just taken a significant step forward with Lotus Notes Traveler for Android. Read all about it on the in the Lotus Notes Traveler documentation wiki and in Ed Brill's blog.
AT&T: Lotus Notes Traveler for Android installs and run well on all Android devices, with the exception of Android devices from AT&T, due to an AT&T policy decision that supports the installation of applications only from the Android Marketplace. AT&T is planning to resolve this issue in early 2011.
126.96.36.199 is a full, cross-platform release that not only includes support for the Android platform, but includes a few improvements for the other platforms, as well, which are documented in this fix list.