Apple iPhone introduced many innovative new capabilities within a handheld device that easily fits in one's pocket and include a powerful browser: mobile Safari. This browser is nearly identical to its desktop cousin. Suddenly, the rich content on the Internet is readily reachable without having to carry around a bulky laptop. The following sections describe these capabilities.
The Home Page provides real-time access to Lotus Domino mail, calendar, and contacts through a simple look user interface and ease of use associated with a typical iPhone application. Unread email message counter is shown at the top of the inbox and home page to let users immediately know how much mail still needs to be read. This counter is not refreshed automatically, but will be updated on a page refresh or when an action is performed.
It provides useful information at a quick glance. There are indicators to identify unread mail, high-priority items, and various types of calendar events. On the right, icons indicate items marked for follow-up action, items handled by forward or reply operation, and where attachments or additional information are present. Attention indicators are displayed when this feature is configured in the Lotus iNotes preferences.
The read and new message page is designed in simple but maximum to utilize small iPhone screen in new and visually appealing user interface. User can read encrypted mail. When sending an email, user can do name validation with local personal contacts.
Day At A Glance page
The Day At A Glance page provides a convenient Day-At-A-Glance calendar view that initially displays the current day’s schedule for the user. Action icons are available to navigate to the next and previous days, return to the current day, refresh the view to see any new entries, and return to the home page. The calendar event list that displays respects the user’s existing Lotus Notes color settings and incorporates familiar Lotus iNotes icons as event identifiers.
The Calendar events page provides read-only access to user calendar and allowing users to view existing entries with subject, chair, date, repeats, time, and location information.
Personal contact page
The personal contacts page displays the user's personal contact list from Lotus iNotes and provides an alphabetic listing with controls to jump to a specific letter page in the contact list. Icons display in the contact list when a cell phone number, a business phone number, or an email address is available for someone. On the iPhone, these icons are clickable links to place a call or compose an email from the view without having to open the entry. From the contact view, users can create new contacts or drill down to open an existing contact entry.
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New features in IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5: Ultra-light mode and the Lotus iNotes redirector