Analyse Your Data on the Go with Oracle Synopsis App

Analyse Your Data on the Go with Oracle Synopsis App

How many times did you receive an email on your phone with an Excel or CSV attachment you wanted to analyse immediately in an app on your mobile, without having to wait until you reach the laptop? Not only viewing raw numbers but also creating graphs and summaries with the possibility to share the end result with your colleagues?

Analyse Your Data on the Go with Oracle Synopsis App

Your prayers have been answered with the recent release from Oracle of Oracle Synopsis. This is (more...)

EMO Trans “Quantum Leap Over the Competition” with Oracle Cloud


EMO Trans is a global shipping and logistics company in business for more than 50 years, with offices in 17 countries on 5 continents. As established as they are, you have to stay on (more...)

Dubai Airports & National Pharmacies Highlight Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

Customer and employee engagement is critical to a successful business model, and in this on-demand world, engagement on and through mobile devices has been shown to yield very positive returns.  Oracle Mobile customers Dubai Airports and National Pharmacies discovered this after using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service to automate their employee processes and to acquire and engage customers. You can read, and watch, each of their stories below:


Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports, one of (more...)

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS). Implementing custom API’s using JavaScript on Node.js

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service is a mobile backend as a service. MCS does its magic by providing a lot of features to make implementing mobile services easy such as (among many others) authentication, logging/analytics, lookups and calling other services. There are also features available to make integration with mobile clients easy such as providing an easy way to implement push notifications.

Personally I think one of the most powerful features of MCS is the ability (more...)

Opening a web link from your MAF app in the device browser app

We've recently received a few inquiries about how to display a web link in a MAF app that will open in the device’s browser app when the user taps on it.

It seems that some teams have been relying on a side effect of whitelisting to circumvent the default MAF behaviour, which is to display the contents of the web link directly in the current WebView.  In earlier releases of MAF, if you did not (more...)

Android app icons and splash screens in JET hybrid apps

If you are using Oracle JET to develop hybrid mobile apps and recently updated to Cordova CLI v6.4.0, you may have noticed that your custom app icons and splash screens are not being included in your app when deployed to Android devices.

This is a known issue with Cordova Android v6.0.0 that has been addressed in the recent v6.1.0 release.  To upgrade to this version, follow these steps: 

  1. Change (more...)

And the Winner of Digital Partner of the Year for UKOUG is ….

…AuraPlayer ! (well for Silver anyways)

Last night, we had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual UKOUG Partner of the Year awards ceremony at the Café de Paris in London where we were honored with the Award for Digital Transformation Partner of the Year- Silver!

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Amid the fun at the ceremony, Gwen Edwards (AuraPlayer’s VP of Business Development) had the chance to meet and snap a selfie with incoming Executive Director of UKOUG, James Jeynes! (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Mobilizing San Fran was a blast

Oracle OpenWorld2016 was a giant success for AuraPlayer! The response to our solution was amazing. Flocks of people gathered at our booth for live demos, attended AuraPlayer CEO Mia Urman’s session on Digital Transformation, gathered at Grant Ronald’s talks on “Forms to Mobile without writing a single line of code,” and heard first hand from AuraPlayer customer Rogers Group Inc. how fast and easy it is to create apps from their EBS modules to deliver (more...)

October 2016 Webinars

I will be delivering three webinars this month, with two of them this week:

PeopleSoft Tips and Techniques: Advanced PeopleSoft People Tools Development Strategies

Wednesday, October 5th at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

In this session I will share interesting, thought provoking PeopleTools tips and techniques to help customers make the most of their PeopleSoft development investment.

Mobility Options for PeopleSoft Applications

Thursday, October 6th at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

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Slides Available – End-to-End Cloud: Oracle Java Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Oracle MAF, and Oracle JET [CON2388]

I have completed my OOW'16 session [CON2388] today. For those of you who could not attend it, check slides online (I will post sample code later, read more about the session here):


User Experience matters in business. Ever experienced…



User Experience matters in business. Ever experienced frustration using an ATM or in-flight entertainment system? Think about how you felt and what it meant for that business. This short presentation explains why UX matters… it’s you and your business that wins …

Provisioning backend services to mobile with Oracle MCS

MCS, or Mobile Cloud Services, is Oracle’s relatively new PaaS tool for provisioning your data to mobile devices or IoT  devices. And actually, it’s a pretty simple tool. MCS aims at simplifying the creation of mobile API’s (especially REST API’s) on existing or newly build web services. It delivers an enterprise Mobile Backend-as a-Service (MBaaS).
On top of that, mobile applications can be created. MCS supports natively build apps, hybrid apps or one of the no-code app development (more...)

Automated testing of Android applications in Java with Appium

Appium is an open source API which can be used for black-box testing of apps. It is built on top of Selenium WebDriver, which was covered in a previous post. Appium can be used to test native, hybrid and mobile web apps on Android or iOS. Several languages are supported, including Java. This blog will focus testing native Android applications in Java using Eclipse. Writing such tests requires you to have access to an .apk (more...)

PeopleTools Mobile Book Now Shipping

I received notice yesterday that our latest book, PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Mobile Applications Development (Oracle Press) 1st Edition, is now shipping. Probably the most exciting news is that Amazon has the book listed as the #1 New Release in the Oracle Databases category.

New PeopleTools Mobile Book

My wife and I have been writing another book. We are reviewing proofs now, which means we are getting close to publication. I did a quick search on Amazon and see that Amazon is taking pre-orders: PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Mobile Applications Development. Publication date is currently set for October 16, 2015, which means it will publish just before OpenWorld. Fluid and MAP have been out for about a year. If you guessed that a new PeopleTools (more...)

ODTUG KScope15: Sunday Symposium

Sunday symposium took of at 8:30. Unfortunately i had to skip the first two session due to some work That had to be done first. The first session I really got to attend was Brian Fry's session on Oracles Developer Cloud Service. JDeveloper, Eclipse or Netbeans was the way you would work with Oracle Developer Cloud. Now there is a new feature (not publicly available) that is a browser based IDE.

Sticker Shock

A little off-subject, but still felt this experience was worth sharing.  I'll get back on track next post.

My smart phone is an iPhone 5.  My carrier is ATT.  It's been a great relationship since the iPhone first came out.  Sadly, I think it's coming to an end.

My two-year contract expired on June 1st...ATT informed me immediately that I was eligible for a phone upgrade and a new contract.  Exciting news, as I've (more...)

ODTUG Mobile Day : "Going Mobile? Where is Oracle Taking You?"

Yesterday ODTUG organised the ODTUG Mobile Day in Utrecht the Netherlands. The event was supported by two local user groups, OGh and OBUG, and sponsored by eProseed NL. This full-day event was dedicated to Oracle's next-generation mobile development, infrastructure, and security solutions: "Going Mobile? Where is Oracle Taking You?". All of this was presented by the world’s leading ACE Directors

Dusting Off the Data Warehouse

Businesses all over the world have spent millions and millions building data warehouses and implementing Business Intelligence (BI) without coming anywhere near the promised business benefits.

That is about the change.

And the thing that will change this is interactive, visual analytics on tablets.

Tablets and modern interactive graphics are a match made in heaven. Business users who will reluctantly spend half an hour looking at a BI report will happily spend hours playing around (more...)

A beautiful weather app for Brazil and Portugal

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Last post I wrote about evolution. Professional evolution… from legacy technology  to new IT paradigms, cloud and mobile. This week, as a result of that evolution, the weather app I  developed with a friend, was deployed and it’s available at App Store.

I hope users from Portugal and Brazil find (more...)