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Custom Application for Mobile

Hi,

I am aware that there are standard scenarios offered by SAP for mobile like Mobile Sales, Service, Asset Management, Procurement and Direct Stores Delivery. In case we need to have a custom application to be built, do I still need to use Mobile Infrastructure? In case no, what are the alternatives that are available.

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anantharam

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    Posted on Jan 15, 2009 at 07:18 AM

    Hi,

    SAP Web Application Server allows direct online access to Web Dynpro applications using mobile devices. As part of the SAP Web Application Server, Web Dynpro provides a development and runtime environment with which you can quickly and simply create professional user interfaces for desktop PCs or for mobile devices. An appropriate infrastructure and renderer classes are provided for developing mobile Web Dynpro applications for pocket PCs as well as for BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds.

    For the development of mobile Web Dynpro applications, the application development therefore uses:

    i) The same metadata model

    ii) The same development environment

    iii) The same functions provided by Web Dynpro - for example, personalization, connecting a back end, user management, and so on.

    Web Dynpro applications for pocket PCs, BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds, and Nokia Series 80 devices are always online applications that run on the J2EE Engine and are displayed in the Web browser of these mobile devices.

    There is a Wiki regarding web dynpro mobile in the following link

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/wiki?path=/display/mobile/mobileWebDynpro-Alwaysconnected+client

    Regards

    Manohar

    Edited by: Gouri Manohar Gadhamsetty on Jan 15, 2009 8:18 AM

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      Hi ,

      You Do webdynpro development in NWDS itself.

      SAP MDK is used to develop the Mobile solutions.

      It speaks about the best practices and APis u can use to develop..smart sync/generic sync...or offline scenarios.

      You can make custom applications using MDK.

      its present in NWDS->menu->help->mobile development kit.

      regards,

      Akhil

      Edited by: Akhil Rastogi on Jan 15, 2009 9:17 AM

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    Posted on Jan 15, 2009 at 06:26 AM

    Hi Anatharam,

    U can develope mobile applications in always connected scenario(using webdynpro mobile) and in Occassionally connected scenario using Mobile Infrastructure.U can have so much of material regarding these scenarios in SAP help.

    Regards,

    Sri.

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    Posted on Jan 15, 2009 at 05:37 AM

    Hi,

    to develop a custom application with respect to mobile we have 2 scenarios

    1.Always connected

    2.Occasionally connected

    for Always connected we have Web dynpro Mobile where you need to give the particular application's URL to generat the Output in PDA

    for Occasionally connected we have Mobile Infrastructure:-here you can develope MI applications and Smartsync applications

    Thanks,

    Manohar

    Edited by: Gouri Manohar Gadhamsetty on Jan 15, 2009 7:23 AM

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    Posted on Jan 14, 2009 at 09:54 AM

    Hi,

    If you are using the custom application and it will be in offline mode then yes you have to use the functionality of Mobile infrastructure.( i assume u said mobile infrastructure as mobileclient ).

    else for online reports or functionalities you do not compulsory use mobile client.

    WAS(Mobile server ) is needed in all cased to deploy your application.

    See if u make a custom application you need to deploy the same in Mobile server and then further allocate from there to your mobile device.

    so u need Mobile Infrastructure there.

    regards,

    akhil

    Edited by: Akhil Rastogi on Jan 14, 2009 10:58 AM

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    Posted on Jan 14, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Dear Anantharam,

    As Akhil said, for mobile offline scenarios you need to use mobile infrastructure. For a connected scenario (similar to connecting or browsing a site) you need not have Mobile Infrastructure usage type in your NetWeaver Server and you can deploy Mobile WebDynpro applications to your NetWeaver server's java stack.

    Regards,

    Veera

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