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Inside Mobile Design and User Experience

Thoughts on mobile and social business applications, design, and user experience, by Chris Reckling.

Today IBM released new Sametime Chat apps for Android tablets and phone. This is the first release of Sametime to have an experience designed specifically for the Android tablet. Tyler Walters, on my team, is the designer. Great job by him and the development team to produce this. This design is in line with the IBM Traveler tablet design, so you can use them side by side and have a great experience.

Image:New Sametime Chat apps for Android

We also did some updates to the Android phone app, including chat history features that were in the iOS version already.
Image:New Sametime Chat apps for Android Image:New Sametime Chat apps for Android 

We hope you like these updates.
Image:New Sametime Chat apps for Android

Chris Reckling
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Chris Reckling | 10 October 2012 06:00:00 PM ET | | Comments (9)


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1) New Sametime Chat apps for Android
Mat Newman | 10/10/2012 6:36:38 PM

Loving the new design and experience mate A+ :-D

2) New Sametime Chat apps for Android
Erik Schwalb | 10/11/2012 4:58:56 AM

Where can a customer download the latest official Android apps outside of the Google Play Store?

3) New Sametime Chat apps for Android
Rob Ingram | 10/11/2012 8:29:03 AM

Don't believe there is any other place right now as the Sametime server has not been refreshed. If the customer has downloads blocked, best check with support to see what else they could do.

4) New Sametime Chat apps for Android
Bharti Patel | 10/11/2012 11:04:19 AM

@Erik,

Please send me a note, we will get you the build.

bharti@us.ibm.com

5) New Sametime Chat apps for Android
Bernard | 10/15/2012 6:22:11 AM

I found both the new Sametime and the new Traveler for Android absolutely horrid on all 7" tablets, including the Nexus. The real space dedicated to the bars on the left take most of the screen, and leave the chat/message area squished in the right side. I wish I could use the phone UI on my tablets (or, better yet, have a toggle in Settings).

Functionally, good improvements, although my biggest beef - lack of support for dynamic groups - is still there. I'm a heavy user of dynamic groups in the desktop ST client (large corporation, lots of people leaving/new people coming in, many managers create public dynamic groups) and I really miss that in the Android version.

Regards,

Bernard

6) New Sametime Chat apps for Android
Chris Reckling | 10/15/2012 10:57:36 AM

Bernard - we did not really optimize these apps for the 7 inch tablet yet. Public groups are supported. Are you an ibmer? If so, ping me or send email.

Chris

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