We’ve tested some new GroupWise WebAccess helper apps for the iPhone, and are pleased to say that these are very nice additions to the GroupWise arsenal of apps for the iPhone. We discussed GW Web a few months ago as a front-end for GroupWise WebAccess. Now the developer of GW Web has come up with two additional new apps that give GroupWise WebAccess a very “iPhone” look and feel. GW Mail and GW Calendar .
Both GW Mail and GW Calendar use WebAccess as the back-end access to GroupWise, and thus are available for any iPhone user who has access to GroupWise WebAccess.
As you can see from the screenshot below, GW Calendar brings a real iPhone look and feel to the GroupWise WebAccess calendar, and of great interest of course is the “Week View”, which is unavailable in the WebAccess simple templates. Version 1.0 does not have the ability to add new appointments, so it will be a “read-only” view. You will still need to go into the WebAccess application to add appointments for now.
GW Mail version 1.2 (due out in the App Store this week) not only gives users a real iPhone mail “look”, but adds the ability to access folders (version 1.1, currently available in the App Store does not have folder support, but the developer has it ready for approval). GW Mail can access the GroupWise Frequent Contacts Book and System Address Book for address lookup as well. We certainly have a few things on the wish list – like swipe to delete, move to folder, and multiple item actions, but we know this developer will continue to improve and enhance the app as it moves forward.
The nice thing about having both GW Calendar and GW Mail on the iPhone is that you get a similar experience to using the native iPhone apps. Click the GW Calendar icon to go directly to your calendar. Click the GW Mail icon to get directly to your inbox. No more loading up WebAccess, just to click more links to get to where you wish to go.
Have fun iPhoners!