This release includes the following key new features:
- Support for IBM Web Content Manager™ attribute based personalization.
- Conversion of Web Content Manager rich text to XDIME format.
- Support for WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager version 8.0.
- New operating system and database support
Support for Multi-Channel Server (MCS) version 6.3.1
Mobile Portal Accelerator version 8.0 runs together with MCS version 6.3.1.
Updated runtime and development code
The Mobile Portal Toolkit is based on Rational
® Application Developer version 8.5 and Rational
Software Architect version 8.5.
Developers can use the standard portlet API (encompassing JSR 168 and 286) to develop mobile portlets using the Mobile Portal Toolkit. The IBM portlet API is no longer recommended for use.
Mobile Portal Accelerator Device Update version 8.0, a separately priced subscription service, provides device attribute information used by the Multi-Channel Server to interact effectively with mobile devices. Currently, more than 10,000 devices are defined and updated in the subscription database. New devices and updates are added as they reach the market.
With Mobile Portal Accelerator version 8.0, you can render Web Content Manager
(WCM) version 8.0 content to mobile devices.
IBM Tivoli License Manager (ITLM) and IBM Support Assistant (ISA) currency
Mobile Portal Accelerator version 8.0 provides ITLM 3.0 with up-to-date product identification information.
Support Assistant utility provides up-to-date help information about IBM
Mobile Portal Accelerator version 8.0.
Using Media Access Proxy (MAP) for image conversion
In this release, IBM
Mobile Portal Accelerator now uses Media Access Proxy (MAP) 6.3.1, a web application, to convert images to different formats for different device types. This function was previously performed using the Image Conversion Service.
Parent topic: Introduction to IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator
Introduction to Multi-Channel Server
Using the device update service
Updating the content based on the new authoring template
Demonstration: IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator Version 6.1 Mobile Stock Portlet
WebSphere Portal product documentation