Updated Version of the SAP Fiori Client Available
SAP recently published an update to the SAP Fiori Client. The update implements several bug fixes plus adds some additional features customer have asked for. You can find the updated version of the Android version of the application at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sap.fiori.client&hl=en and for iOS the application can be accessed at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sap-fiori-client/id824997258?ls=1&mt=8.
From a new feature standpoint, this updated version of the SAP Fiori Client includes the following new features.
Custom User Agent
Several of our customers have asked for the ability to easily identify the client running SAP Fiori. These customers want to either redirect traffic based on client type (SAP Fiori Client vs. mobile browser for example) or to block access to the server depending on the client. In one case, the customer wanted to be able to only allow the SAP Fiori Client to be used to access SAP Fiori.
To accommodate this, we’ve added a custom User Agent string to all requests submitted by the SAP Fiori Client. Requests to the server will include the string “Fiori Client” in the User Agent header.
Added Version Number
In this version of the application, we’ve added an about screen that lists the version number for the application. We added this to make it easier to determine which version of the application is running on devices during troubleshooting.
Added a menu item with a link to the online user guide for the SAP Fiori Client. The user guide can be found at http://help.sap.com/fiori-client.
Support for Additional Link Types
Added support for tel & mailto links within a Fiori application. This allows SAP Fiori Client users to more easily initiate a phone call or send an email message from within a Fiori application – just like they can from within a browser.
We know that security and certificate management are important topics for our customers; a future update to the SAP Fiori Client will address those topics.
The existing SAP Fiori Client is a custom Cordova application. SMP SDK SP04 was just released, so the next version of the SAP Fiori Client we publish to the app stores will be built using the Kapsel plugins. I will provide more information about this version once it’s published.