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New Release of Mobile Value Picker

I’ve just published a new release of the Mobile Value Picker on OpenNTF. The main reason for the new release is to force resetContent=”false” on the Cancel button on the mobilePicker Custom Control, to ensure content is not lost in a new document when using the SSJS approach. The other addition is a Design Definition …

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XPages Mobile Controls: Mobile Value Picker Project

Over the weekend, as part of the third XPages contest on OpenNTF and based upon the series on this blog, I contributed the Mobile Value Picker project to OpenNTF. Niklas Heidloff has written a great blog post about the project and also recorded a video demonstrating the control. The control allows you to use a …

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XPages Mobile Controls and Value Pickers Part Four: Server-Side Approach

I started off this tutorial series on mobile value picker with a discussion about some key differences between desktop browser development and mobile browser development. One of the key differentiators I discussed was connectivity. That was why this series has so far focussed on an approach that predominantly used Client-Side JavaScript and avoided interaction with …

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XPages Mobile Controls and Value Pickers Part Three: Client-Side Approach Extended

From some feedback to yesterday’s post, that code works fine if all you want to do is create a new document. So, I’ve gone away and come up with some amendments and improvements. First of all, I’ve moved the New User button into the Page Heading control’s action facet. Again I use the Move to …

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XPages Mobile Controls and Value Pickers Part Two: Client-Side Approach

In Part One I talked in generic terms about the differing approaches when developing for mobile browsers compared to desktop browsers. Screen sizes make dialog boxes for pickers less desirable than in desktop browsers. Connectivity concerns mean typeahead and partial refresh functionality could perform worse on mobile devices and impact the user experience. Smaller resolutions …

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XPages Mobile Controls and Value Pickers Part One: Mobile Development Approaches

Over the last week I’ve come across a couple of requests for some sort of typeahead or Name Picker or Value Picker for mobile. There was a question on Stack Overflow and another query came from an alternate discussion. I will outline my preferred option in my next post, but first I want to add …

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Quick Tip for iOS Browser Development

Last week, when preparing for the XPages Mobile Controls session at BLUG, Eamon Muldoon introduced me to a useful tip when testing on iOS. The problem is that many browsers such as Firefox and Safari use, by default, webkit styling, so use Android stylesheets. But Safari has an option to change the user agent. The …

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Lotusphere in Review

Lotusphere is over for another year (and the perennial debate about the name also seems to have been put to bed – announcements have always said “Lotusphere 2013”). From the Domino standpoint it’s been another step on the road to the Vulcan vision and a reaffirmation of a new deployment model. We’ve seen in the …

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