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Mobile Industry Predictions for 2018

Welcome to the 11th annual edition and 2018 version of my Mobile Industry Predictions. Once again, I’m delighted to share my thoughts and prognostications about how the overall mobile industry will fare. I can say that (probably fortunately) many predictions of previous years did not come true; however, many have done …

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Do mobile devices make us run better?

Yes. And I am not talking about running a marathon with the help of fitness trackers and mobile apps. By the way, if you are running a marathon, it’s a good idea to run light. This is about running our business better and more efficient. The way we do many …

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The Case for Short Codes in a Long Code World

This is a piece about mobile messaging – SMS to be precise. Remember SMS, that mobile messaging medium that has been decimated by non-SMS chat applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat and many others? Well, it is still very much around, live and well and, I’ll say it: prospering. Rumors …

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Mobile Apps Build Guide (Cordova)

Create Android application based on sapui5 project Download and install Node.js from https://nodejs.org/en/download/ Run the installer and follow the prompts in the Install wizard. On completion, verify that the Node.js folder is in your system environment path. Open a command prompt, and enter npm to verify the Node.js package manager is …

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Redefining Graphics: Give us your take!

Over the last year, we have been working towards creating a new look for the existing graphics in our product documentation. As authors, each one of us had varied taste when it came to the way we created graphics. To allow all our creative ideas to have an exclusive flavor, …

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More Tiles on the Fiori Launchpad?

One of the most common complaints I hear about Fiori Launchpad is: “There are too many tiles, I don’t want to scroll!” The Fiori Launchpad (FLP) has tried to accommodate this with navigation by groups: But this technique still only fits two or three groups on a mobile device before …

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Install SMP3 with Oracle database

SAP Mobile Platform 3 (on premise) can be installed in a developer and production mode. For the production mode, you can specify an external database, like HANA, DB2, Oracle, ASE, etc. If you want or have to install SMP3 with an Oracle database, you have to configure the DB for …

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Step by step installation guide of Agentry SAP ERP backend — Part 1

Chapter 1: Target System Information Operation System: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Service Pack 1 ERP: EHP7 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 Database: ASE 15.7.0.136 Chapter2: Brief Introduction of Installation Process 1. Download needed software: EHP7 installation related software, Mobile Add-On for ERP, SWPM (Software Provisioning Manager), SAPCAR (Unzip the SAP …

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Installing and Securing the Relay Server on Windows

The following document shows multiple options to install a Relay Server on a Windows Server and secure it. There are multiple options to harden the server and there will be new ways after this document is published. Foundation The following Blog Post uses the CIS Mocrosoft IIS Benchmark Documentation. The …

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Afaria Session Manger Android Application Download

Purpose The following blog post shows how Android application files can be downloaded faster using Session Manager. An 25MB APK file will be transfered in 10-12 seconds instead of 5:00-5:30 minutes using HTTP and Package Server instead of XNET and direct Afaria Server download. This is useful, if you want …

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Some Common error in Agentry client

Communication error (14)           This error is received when the Agentry client fails to connect to SMP server or an established connection is lost or work manager server service is not started. To fix the problem: Start the work manager server service. Disconnect, then re-establish a network connection 2. Unexpected …

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Required SAP Authorization for Consultants and End-User

Following are the list of authorization required when consultants start their development and when end user starts using the application. please make sure to get the following authorization lists from your customer to perform all the required activity. S_DEVELOP role which includes access to transactions like SE11, SE37, SE24, ST22 …

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Adding Work Order Sorting to Work Manager

One frequently requested feature in Work Manager is for the ability to allow the user to sort the list of Work Orders displayed on their device.  In Work Manager the list of work orders is displayed using a Tile List control.  In this post, I will show you the steps …

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The SAP Mobility Journey at SAP TechEd 2016

In your journey of digital transformation, value creation begins with the mobile solutions. Join us at SAP TechEd 2016 for an overview of our mobile solutions including SAP Mobile Platform, mobile services that run on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and SAP Mobile Secure. We bring you yet another year of …

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