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Accessing the PowerBuilder Development Center from a mobile device

Over on the site I posted a blog entry about accessing the PowerBuilder Developer Center from a mobile web browser:

Apparently I missed something, because it’s also possible to access it from a mobile app.  Simply search for “jive software” in the Apple App Store (for iOS) or the Play Store (for Android) and install it.  When you run it, it will ask for the URL for the community you want to access.  Enter the same URL you used for the mobile web browser:  The app will then ask you for an authentication code, and you’ll follow the steps from that previous blog entry to get that code.  Once you’re in the SAP Community Network, search for PowerBuilder, look in the Places results, and you’ll be there with something that looks like this:


Note that for iOS it’s only an iPhone app, I’ve expanded it to full screen on my iPad. I’d like to see an iPad version at some point that makes better use of the screen real estate.  That’s up to the folks at Jive though, SAP just uses their platform.

Note that the app also doesn’t give you the option to switch between documents, forum posts and blog entries.  It just shows you everything with an icon that shows which type of entry it is.  The mobile web version defaults to that, but allows you to filter.  However, the app also supports push notifications, which the mobile web version can’t.

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