Topic
  • 7 replies
  • Latest Post - ‏2013-02-08T00:19:18Z by SystemAdmin
SystemAdmin
SystemAdmin
2327 Posts

Pinned topic Windows Mobile 6.5

‏2013-02-01T19:15:33Z |
If I have older devices running Windows Mobile 6.1 or 6.5, is there any scenario where I can develop a Worklight application to run on them? We are in the process of switching to a BYOD scenario, but wanted to test Worklight against our current hardware.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    2327 Posts

    Re: Windows Mobile 6.5

    ‏2013-02-01T20:39:12Z  
    Is Mobile Web a viable option for a Worklight on a Windows Mobile 6.5 device?
  • IdanAdar
    IdanAdar
    741 Posts

    Re: Windows Mobile 6.5

    ‏2013-02-02T06:50:19Z  
    Officially, IBM Worklight is not certified for Windows Mobile 6.1 or 6.5 AFAICT.
    Mobile Web app might work on those, depending on the browser engine capabilities that the OS offers... I am guessing it will be limited to some degree.

    I don't have such a device at the moment, so would you like to run an experiment? :)

    Idan Adar
    QA Engineer
    IBM Worklight Mobile Platform
  • IdanAdar
    IdanAdar
    741 Posts

    Re: Windows Mobile 6.5

    ‏2013-02-05T13:49:47Z  
    Hi again - very slim chance for Mobile Web apps to work on this platforms, as the browser engine is very lacking.

    Idan Adar
    QA Engineer
    IBM Worklight Mobile Platform
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    2327 Posts

    Re: Windows Mobile 6.5

    ‏2013-02-05T17:31:01Z  
    Is Mobile Web a viable option for a Worklight on a Windows Mobile 6.5 device?
    Lots of problem on 6.X. Running successfully on 7.X and 8.X. Also on RT Windows 8.

    Jerry
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    2327 Posts

    Re: Windows Mobile 6.5

    ‏2013-02-05T17:36:08Z  
    Lots of problem on 6.X. Running successfully on 7.X and 8.X. Also on RT Windows 8.

    Jerry
    What about if we use a 3rd party browser like Opera. Or, could we just use standard HTML features to have a presence on Windows Mobile 6.5 and use HTML5 full capabilities on newer devices? This is all assuming the mobile web option for WM6.5
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    2327 Posts

    Re: Windows Mobile 6.5

    ‏2013-02-05T17:42:25Z  
    What about if we use a 3rd party browser like Opera. Or, could we just use standard HTML features to have a presence on Windows Mobile 6.5 and use HTML5 full capabilities on newer devices? This is all assuming the mobile web option for WM6.5
    Don't think so. Look at the base APIs are from Cordova. It is always using embedded WebView for each platform. It is very few Windows Phone 6.X phones in today's market. Why spend so many time on this type of platform?

    Jerry
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    2327 Posts

    Re: Windows Mobile 6.5

    ‏2013-02-08T00:19:18Z  
    What about if we use a 3rd party browser like Opera. Or, could we just use standard HTML features to have a presence on Windows Mobile 6.5 and use HTML5 full capabilities on newer devices? This is all assuming the mobile web option for WM6.5
    Note: IBM forums are in the process of migrating to a new format. During migration the forums will be frozen and in read-only mode. If you wish to continue this thread discussion please post it on stackoverflow, where the Worklight team and others can respond.

    See the Forum Migration announce post for more details. Thank you.

    Barbara Hampson, Manager, IBM Worklight