What's new in IBM Traveler

IBM Traveler delivers the following new features for its supported devices.

IBM Verse for iOS client support

If you are part of the IBM Verse for Apple iOS program, you can connect the IBM Verse app to this version of the IBM Traveler server. There are some differences in functionality when the IBM Verse app connects to this on premises version of IBM Traveler versus when it connects to Connections Cloud.

Trash folder syncing

Support for the syncing of the Trash folder is now available in the client. However, it is dependent on the IBM Traveler server also providing this support. When the client is running against a server that supports Trash, a Trash folder will appear in IBM Traveler Mail. Deleted items will appear in the Trash folder and may be restored or permanently deleted from the Trash folder.

Invitee status

As the meeting organizer or chairperson, you now can see the response status for the attendees of your meeting on your mobile device.

Google Cloud Messaging support for IBM Traveler for Android clients

This version of the IBM Traveler server can now use Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) for real time push notifications to keep your Mail, Calendar, Contact and To Do data on your IBM Traveler for Android clients up to date. Using GCM can greatly improve the battery life of Android devices using IBM Traveler, as IBM Traveler no longer needs to stay constantly connected via HTTP to the IBM Traveler server for push notifications.

For more information, refer to Google Cloud Messaging for IBM Traveler for Android clients and How do I configure automatic syncing on a Android device?.

Expanded Domino server support

This version of the IBM Traveler server can now be installed on 3 different base Domino servers:
  • IBM Domino 8.5.3 with Upgrade Pack 1 installed (excluding IBM Traveler for iSeries)
  • IBM Domino 9.0
  • IBM Domino 9.0.1

In the past, the IBM Traveler server could only have been installed on the latest Domino release. But now the IBM Traveler installer is able to detect which of the above Domino versions the IBM Traveler server is being installed onto, and install the appropriate binary files for that version. There are some limitations when running on a Domino 8.5.3 server versus a Domino 9.0.1, and the recommendation is to install the Traveler server on a Domino 9.0.1 server to gain access to the largest set of Traveler server features.

IBM Traveler for iSeries must be installed on a Domino 9.0 or Domino 9.0.1 server.

The IBM Verse client is only supported when Traveler is installed on a Domino 9.0 or Domino 9.0.1 server.

Note: If you change the version of Domino server after installing the Traveler server, you must re-install Traveler again. All data will be preserved, but the re-install is required so that Traveler installs updated binary files that match the updated Domino server.