Enable your on-the-go workers by providing access to WebCenter Content on iPad and Android tablets in less than a month!
As Fishbowl has engaged with customers over the past several years, we've seen a common need for sales reps, field service workers, and other employees to access, sync, and share content from WebCenter from an iPad or Android tablet. This is why we created the Mobile Tablet Application Quick Start, which allows you to take advantage of a ready-built app, customized to your team's branding, navigation, and content sorting needs, and deployed in less than a month. This combined software and services bundle allows you to search and browse for any items in Oracle WebCenter, and requires users to log in with their WebCenter Content username and password so they can only see the information they should have access to.
Why Use Fishbowl's Mobile Tablet Application Quick Start?
- Easy to use, proven, and successful
- Available as native iPad or Android application
- Search and browse for items from Oracle WebCenter Content
- Keep local copies of content items saved to your device for offline use and sync with WebCenter when reconnected
- Maintain WebCenter security to control content access
- Organize local content into a personalized folder structure
- View content such as PDFs, HTML content, images, and videos on your mobile device
- Add items to the email cart and send your contacts links to download items from a secured temporary download site
- Integrate with Google Analytics to monitor which content is being accessed, stored, and shared
- Use metadata to control which items from WebCenter are available from mobile devices and which can be stored locally or shared via email
- Includes custom color scheme and skin to fit your organization's branding
Typical Quick Start Timeline
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What is it?
The Fishbowl Mobile Tablet Application is a tablet-based content delivery tool that allows users to find, store, view, and organize content stored in Oracle WebCenter Content. It uses the Fishbowl Mobility API set, which communicates with the Content Server via JSON. The API includes a native federated search, allowing the same queries to find assets locally as well as on the remote repository on both the iOS and Android platforms.
Search WebCenter Content Repository: To search the online repository, an authenticated user can select the "Online" button from the primary navigation, which will display the default online landing page. Selecting options from the left-hand menu performs a query of WebCenter Content based on the left navigation configuration. The left-hand navigation state is shared with the local search and remembered if the user goes to another area of the application and then returns. If the user isn't authenticated, they are prompted for username and password credentials. Search Local Repository: Selecting the "Local" button performs a search for all content stored on the tablet. Like the online section, the local area has a landing page. If the left-hand navigation is selected, the associated query in the left navigation returns any content on the device. Folders: The application includes a local folder structure. A favorites folder is included by default, but users may create as many additional folders and subfolders as they want. Folders can contain any content that is available from the app and items can be added to multiple folders from either the "Online" or "Local" view. Users can create or delete their folder structure. An “Add Folder” button is present at the bottom of the left navigation from the Folder view. Any items contained in folders will automatically be included in the local content library and are available offline; they will be updated each time the app syncs.
Email Cart: When a user presses "Email Document" in either online, local, or folder view, items are added to a cart for distribution on a download server via email. An indicator identifies how many assets are currently in the cart. The user can manually enter recipients or use the tablet’s native contact list to identify who should be sent a download notification link for the assets selected.
Global Search: Global search allows the user to search for a keyword in the metadata. Search results are displayed in a grid layout format, with locally cached assets highlighted. Left Navigation: The left navigation displays content items based on a folder metaphor. Each node in the navigation structure corresponds to a virtual folder of content, and each folder implies associated metadata. When a folder is selected in the left navigation, results limit the items returned based on matches to that folder. The navigation menu follows a three-level navigation pattern. As a user selects a folder, the previous parent folder displays as a breadcrumb to traverse backwards, and the children folder options are also listed below the current folder. Help: Help files, including HTML content, video, images, and PDFs, are defined by metadata and automatically sync to the device. They can be viewed in the online viewer or with external apps. Settings: The settings page contains switches to show and hide content by language and other configured metadata fields, such as industry, product line, or content type.
Landing Pages: When no left navigation structures are selected, the "Online", "Local", and "Folders" sections have a unique default landing page displayed. These landing pages are managed assets stored in WebCenter Content and are uploaded to the tablet upon synchronization events.
Graphic Layout: Whether used for iOS or Android, the application will share most of the same layout and functionality. The minimum resolution for iOS is 1024x768 and 1280x800 for Android. The application supports high resolution graphics for the new iPad retina display or Asus Infinity native resolutions, and scales graphics down to the appropriate lower resolution fit on devices like the iPad 2 or Asus tf300t. User Interface and Skinning: The application uses fixed sizes for buttons, backgrounds, and layouts. Fishbowl can work with customers to develop a custom color-scheme and skin to fit their corporate branding or provide a set of specifications to be used by a third-party design firm to create an application skin. Operating System Support: The iOS application supports a minimum iOS version of 4.2x, and Android supports a minimum 3.x level.
Signing: Both the Android and iOS applications are intended for release as an enterprise application distributed internally. Contact us to discuss public distribution via iTunes or Google Play.