Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

Oracle Mobile Events Coming in November 2013

There is an Oracle roadshow about to kick off covering topics such as Cloud, Big Data and Mobile.  Mobile (my area of interest) is a real hot topic in business now with many moving to a "mobile first" development approach.  I'll be there talking about mobile and Oracle's solution for mobile offerings.  The UK/Ireland events are in London, Manchester and Dublin.  Places are of course limited but registration is open

Friday Jan 25, 2013

Special Interest Group on Mobile Development

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

Accessing an Oracle Forms application from an iPhone!

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! 

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