Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
Friday Jan 25, 2013
By Grant Ronald on Jan 25, 2013
Many analysts are predicting that mobile application will be a gamechanger for businesses. Infact its probably fair to say that "big business" is playing catch-up with consumer driven mobile applications. So it is timely that the UKOUG are running a Special Interest Group on Mobile development. This full day session will include presentations on native mobile development, ADF Mobile and Application Express. There will also be discussion on the legal and security aspects of mobile development followed by an open discussion. Its taking place at the Oracle offices in BVP (Birmingham, UK) on the 5th Feb 2013. Last time I checked there were about 10 places left.
Tuesday Jan 08, 2013
By Grant Ronald on Jan 08, 2013
I'm sitting here writing an article on Mobile application development so its a nice coincidence that this post came up from Oraplayer. Its a reasonable questions to ask: you've a key application running Oracle Forms, but with more and more demand for mobile access to applications, how could you expose this application to a mobile device. The first thing to be clear on is that Forms won't run ON the actual mobile device. The second thing is, not all "typical" Forms screens would make sense on a tiny mobile phone screen, so you really have to be clear on the use case here.
So rather than performing some complex order entry on a phone, I'm probably more likely to want to check or update the status of an order. It turns out that the Oraplayer solution has a neat way of first of all recording which fields on the Form you would want to "mobilize", and then it creates a web service to access those fields. The web service can then be deployed and accessed, just like any old web service, from a mobile device using a technology like ADF Mobile.
So, rather and ripping and replacing your Forms application just because it limits you to "back office" data entry, you now have a shiney new mobile access channel to offer to your employees/customers!
Tips, Tricks, Events and Information around Oracle JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle Forms
- Running Apex applications from ADF Mobile on-device
- Get a perspective on mobile development : UK event 14th May.
- ADF Architecture and Best Practices Continuing around the globe
- Oracle Mobile Strategy at OUG Ireland Conference
- Strategies for Moving Forms Applications to Mobile Devices
- What is Oracle Mobile Suite
- Survey for Oracle Forms Users
- Is ADF the right choice? Understanding your options
- ADF Mobile - attached device not being recognised
- ADF Architecture and Best Practices Course - March 11th - 14th 2014