Why a Mobile Application?
A number of Adaxa clients using Adempiere have suggested that it would be useful to be able to access the CRM and ERP information stored in ADempiere via an iPhone or an Android phone. It was felt that this capability would be particularly useful for sales persons who may wish to check some information when visiting a customer, or for a manager who wishes to closely monitor some aspect of the business whilst away from their desk. As a consequence of these requests Adaxa has developed an application that displays ADempiere information directly in a smartphone. We refer to this application as "ADempiere Mobile". The application utilises a browser as the display mechanism to simplify supporting multiple smartphone platforms from a single body of code. The browser URL bar is typically hidden and the application is invoked from an icon on the phone's menu screens in the same manner as any other application. The code has been developed to utilise the same screen design elements as a native iPhone application. Users with an iPhone will be immediately comfortable with the layout and the screen elements. Due to the high quality of Apple's user interface designs, an Android phone-user will also be comfortable with the screen handling.