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Fiori > Push Notifications?

I know Fiori is a set of 25 canned HTML 5 browser based apps and not native apps for iOS or Android specifically. With that said, any word on if or when they will support push notifications (e.g. SAP Push 365 - Urban Airship)? I read a blog saying that it was planned for a future release. Any truth to that?

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  • Posted on Jan 05, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Hi all,

    I realise this is an old post, however it remains unanswered and this question has come up a lot recently as more companies are adopting Fiori. Push notifications are a fundamental part of driving business processes, so for Fiori to work successfully, particularly in request and approval app scenarios a notification solution is essential. So I thought it would be useful to share an easy solution which is now available on the Apple App Store.

    This does not require SAP Mobile Platform (SMP) and provides true push notifications (i.e. also when App is in background state) to mobile devices.

    At the moment this is only on Apple devices https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sap-fiori-notifier/id938177405 . However the Android version will be out in Q1 2015.

    I hope that helps

    Regards

    Lewis

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    • Hi Jemin,

      The Push Notification is sent through a specialist mobile data streaming network. It has the necessary redundancy and data stream encryption. But given the actual data that is used to create the push notifications this is far more than required.

      To avoid data security concerns we designed the Fiori Push Notification process to use very generic data model that contains no sensitive data. So even if the data wasn't encrypted and was somehow intercepted it would be a disappointing data packet!

      Once the Push Notification is actioned on the mobile device, through the native notification framework for iOS or Android the mobile user is taken directly into the SAP Fiori Launchpad and this is where data security is more important as this is transactional data being sent to the mobile device.

      When deploying and mobile App, including Fiori we look at at data security as part of the Enterprise Mobility Strategy. As you know Fiori is a lightweight web application with limited HTTPS security only. We recommend deployment with data secured both on-device and in-transit, something we do with a combination of Mobile Device Management and Mobile VPN. SAP Mobile Secure is a great example of a way to do this. If you are using a BYOD strategy then you should also look to partition data and apps on the device and there are a number of good practices to do this too!

      Fiori can of course support online data, however the notification aspects is independent and would work with on-line or on-line/offline modes with data synchronisation in the SAP backend directly through the standard Fiori components.

      I hope that helps. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like further assistance.

      Kind Regards

      Lewis

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2013 at 07:08 AM

    Masayuki Akiyama can you help to provide some latest update upon the push functionality on Fiori here? I also have a customer which request for notifications on new order/approve requests.

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Hi John,

    To answer your question, currently Fiori customers could only get notification through email if they set up their workflow properly. And they have another approach to develop HWC application using Cordova on SMP3.0.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Raymond

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    Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:08 AM

    Hi John,

    We must be in the same loop, because I have heard the same thing.

    As Raymond said in his post SMP 3.0 will be used to to house hybrid apps created from the SAP Fiori web apps.

    If you wanted to give it a go, wrapping a Fiori web app with SAP KAPSEL is very simple, after its wrapped and you have implemented any required plugins(ie Login Plugin, notification handler) you can upload it to SMP 3.0.

    As it stands, SAP GW currently has Push Notification capability, this means you could create the push notification services and using SMP 3.0 push the notifications out to devices using the newly created application.

    But if you hold off on creating your own, I am sure SAP is just around the corner with a solution for our needs 😊.

    Cheers

    Shaun

    PS. if you want to do it manually and are unsure of any steps, shoot me a message and I will be happy to give you a hand.

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    Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 06:01 AM

    Hi John,

    "I know Fiori is a set of 25 canned HTML 5 browser based apps and not native apps for iOS or Android specifically. "

    There are mobile native Fiori clients for IOS and android.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_smp306sdk/helpdata/en/b2/99923cc0b94400acab320c812cc026/frameset.htm

    Regards,

    Moon

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  • Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    Hi John,

    will this help? http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-45756

    Thanks,

    Karthik A

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