Maximo Mobile now available for Android devices
DavidHavican 0600028STS Comments (9) Visits (13705)
Maximo Mobile 7.5.1 has just recently been released and in addition to being supported on Windows and Windows Mobile devices, it can now be run on Android phones and tablets. This is great news for many clients who have had trouble finding mobile devices they are happy with. Android offers a number of options from ruggedized devices to phones and tablets. With this Android support, we can also support voice to text data entry, taking pictures with the camera and having them become attachments without having to leave the application and using the device’s camera to scan bar codes.
One big advantage of Android is the performance the users will see on the device. Because modern Android devices come with much more memory and faster processors than typical Windows Mobile devices, the applications run much, much faster. The touch screens of Android devices also offer a much more user friendly experience than the small screens on Windows Mobile devices and the difficulty using their styluses.
In addition to support for Android, we have also added RFID support for Symbol Windows Mobile scanners and audit history support for Asset Auditing in the Mobile Asset Manager application. We also added the ability to automatically change the status of work orders to in progress and complete when you use the start/stop timer buttons. Labor assignments can also now be managed on the device so the user can re-assign and un-assign work that they are not able to perform.
If you are already using Maximo Mobile, you should seriously consider upgrading to Maximo 184.108.40.206 so you can take advantage of these benefits. If you are thinking about introducing Mobile into your organization, this new Android release will knock your socks off.