The IBM® Lotus Notes® Traveler client provides a simple, easy-to-use interface with a minimal number of additional configuration settings required.
The client allows users to customize how they are notified when new data arrives. Depending on device capabilities, users can set the device to vibrate, display a visual indicator, or play a sound when a new mail message arrives. The client also allows for customization of how much data to sync with the device to optimize the use of device memory.
You can download and install the IBM Lotus Notes Traveler client on an Android device using the Lotus® Mobile Installer (LMI) application.
If you were running a beta release of Lotus Notes Traveler, uninstall
both the LMI and the Lotus Notes Traveler client before continuing.
In order to install applications that are not supplied by the Android market, users must select the Unknown sources - Allow installation of non-Market applications
option found in Menu > Settings > Applications
. You must select this option to install and use the Lotus Mobile Installer on your Android device.
The following are several of the supported methods for downloading both the LMI and the Lotus Notes Traveler client to an Android device:
- Over-the-air (OTA) connection
- Email attachment
- Removable memory card
Use the following steps to download the Lotus Mobile Installer application from the Lotus Notes Traveler user home page (if necessary). Then install the Lotus Notes Traveler client.
- Download the Lotus Mobile Installer. To download the Lotus Notes Traveler client, you must first have the Lotus Mobile Installer application installed on your device. If you already have the LMI, skip to step 2 below to begin installing the Lotus Notes Traveler client. If you do not have the LMI installed on your device, you can obtain it from the Lotus Notes Traveler user home page using the procedure below:
- Turn on your mobile device.
- Launch the device browser.
- Go to the Lotus Notes Traveler user home page at http://hostname/servlet/traveler.
- Press Select an IBM Lotus Mobile Installer, then choose Android. Transfer the file to your mobile device and open the file.
- When the installation completes, the Lotus Mobile Installer starts.
- Install the Lotus Notes Traveler client using Lotus Mobile Installer.
- Start the Lotus Mobile Installer application by selecting Open after the installation completes.
- Select Agree to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
- The Welcome screen displays. Select Next.
- Enter the server address used for connecting to your Lotus Notes Traveler server. If you use a custom port number for the connection, then enter the server name using a format like the following example:
If your server uses the standard ports 443 for SSL or 80 for HTTP, then the additional port is not needed. Also, you do not need to specify that this is an SSL connection - the connection tries SSL first, and if it fails, an HTTP connection.
- Enter the user ID and password used to connect to the Lotus Notes Traveler server and select Next.
- After the the installation completes, select Open to start the configuration wizard.
- LMI connects and begins scanning for any new updates or applications to install. When the Lotus Notes Traveler application has been found and is ready for installation, select Yes to begin the download and install the client.
- When the installation completes, the Lotus Notes Traveler configuration wizard starts.
- Select Next to begin registering the Lotus Notes Traveler client.
- Select the applications you want to sync, and whether you would like to store the data using internal device storage or the SD card.
If you plan on choosing a small set of data to sync, select internal phone storage.
Note: You must uninstall and reinstall in order to change your choice of storage.
When you choose the SD card option, you will not be able to access your data or sync when the SD card is mounted as storage to your computer through USB. Also, the performance may be significantly slower when using an SD card for storage.
Note: There is a known issue with some versions of Android 2.2, in which Lotus Notes Traveler data stored on the SD card is lost when the application is upgraded. Some devices already have this issue fixed, and most should eventually receive the fix as part of an update from the device carrier or manufacturer.
- Select OK.
- If your administrator has configured Lotus Notes Traveler to enforce a device password, you may be prompted to provide and verify a device screen lock password. Note that the device passcode or PIN code is not the same as your Lotus Traveler login password. It is used to lock the screen on your device after a specific amount of inactivity. The strength of the password varies depending on how your company configures mobile device policies.
Parent topic: Using an Android device FAQ