IBM June 17 released the beta version of its free Lotus Notes Traveler for Android application to let Lotus Notes customers access e-mail, calendar and contacts from an Android 2.0 or later device. The app will work for the Android 2.1-based Motorola Droid, Nexus One, HTC Droid Incredible and HTC Evo 4G. IBM also said its next version of Lotus Connections social software will support Android.
IBM June 17 released the beta version of
its Lotus Notes Traveler for Android software, a free collaboration application
for Lotus Notes customers who use a smartphone running Android 2.0 or later
Following similar offerings for Apple's iPhone
, and most recently for the iPad, Lotus Notes
Traveler for Android enables two-way synchronization of e-mail, calendar and
This application helps bring the data over the air from Lotus Domino servers
for users to access and read on their Android smartphones.
The app, whose delivery makes good on the promise
IMB officials made at Lotusphere 2010 in January,
will work for the Android 2.1-based Motorola Droid, Nexus One, HTC
Droid Incredible and HTC Evo 4G.
IBM also said its next version of Lotus
Connections social software will support Android, which has launched on more
than 60 smartphones and tablets in the market.
Google is preparing
to roll out Android 2.2 with several new
enterprise-minded capabilities that should delight Lotus Notes road warriors
who use the aforementioned high-end Android smartphones.
New features will include
policy management APIs to enable
developers to write applications that can enable remote wipe, lock-screen
timeout and other features for Microsoft Exchange on Android smartphones.
The Lotus Notes Traveler for Android app launch coincided with the opening
of the IBM
Mass Labs, the company's largest software development lab in North
Mass Labs will encompass a lot of research, but there will be an emphasis on
enterprise mobility, which is a big deal at a time when a host of devices are
saturating the market for traveling workers.
The launch of Lotus Notes Traveler for Android comes roughly a week after
the app was adapted
for Apple's iPad, which sold
some 2 million units in 60 days.
said the allure of the iPad and tablets in general is
strong among traveling salespeople who need to make presentations.