MDS Support for Mobile Application Framework (MAF) in JDeveloper 12c (12.1.3)

MAF framework in JDeveloper 12c (12.1.3) comes with MDS support. This means, we can customise mobile applications in similar way as we customise regular ADF Web applications. I'm going to explain and demonstrate with sample application, how it works MAF 2.0. You can read about this more in MAF 2.0 developer guide, Customizing MAF AMX Application Feature Artifacts.

Sample application, tested with iOS platform - MAFMobileLocalApp_v2.zip. Original version of this (more...)

Mobile BPM is Not An Option. It’s a Necessity by Brandon Dean

Mobile BPM will play an increasingly important role in the relationship between businesses, customers and external partners. Consumers wantmobile apps. As a group they download more than 11,000 iPhone apps, send 168 million emails and make 700,000 Facebook posts—in one minute. Businesses need to make sure apps align with their business processes.
Mobile apps require new architectural patterns and must support differing devices. Let’s take a quick look at some integration and data type technologies, (more...)

Oracle BPM Goes Mobile Demonstration


  • The BPM Workspace mobile application is now available - iTunes
  • You can approve, reject, assign and delegate tasks, perform bulk operations, view and edit task details, and add comments and attachments. You can add attachments from your device or use its built in camera to take a photo and attach it to a task.
  • The ability to continue to work offline is supported for when your device is disconnected. Task updates are automatically synchronized with (more...)

ADF Mobile 12c (MAF) Support for Master-Detail Data Control

ADF 12c is shipped with renamed mobile platform framework - Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF). Previously this was named ADF Mobile. 12c MAF is based on ADF Mobile and provides additional functionality and improvements. Everyone familiar with ADF Mobile 11g, should get up to speed with 12c without issues. I would like to highlight one interesting improvement implemented in 12c MAF - out of the box support for Master-Detail relationship. In previous 11g release, master (more...)

SCOTUX: Cell Phones Important Feature of Human Anatomy

If there’s anyone out there still hoping to close a deal or impress customers with a message about how “mobile is a game changer”, then the words of Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) might clarify just how outdated such positioning is:

Cellphones “are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of (more...)

UXer Will Wireframe for Food. Well, Bacon.

I had great fun—and learned a lot in the process—by taking part in an internal Oracle hackathon using Estimote beacons. I joined a team developing a find food fast app using sensors, cleverly named iBacon (iBeacon, iBacon, geddit?).

iBacon didn’t win.

But what we achieved in those three days of the hackathon really knocked me out. It taught me a lot about teamwork and flexible working, and gave me a real-world insight into how (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite 12c is out!

Yesterday evening (dutch time) Oracle made the newest version of it’s middleware product SOA Suite available to the public.

SOA Suite 12c includes many new features. An overview can be found here: .
Downloads and more details can be found here:

Some of these new features include:

  • OSB development in jDeveloper
  • New adapters (SAP, Coherence, etc.)
  • Enhanced monitoring and debugging
  • More Cloud support
  • Memory Optimization
  • Mobile Integration
  • And many more…

These are just a few (more...)

Waze of Working that UX Outreach in Israel

Just back from getting the UX message out at the iLOUG Business Day 2014 in Israel where I demoed the Oracle Voice mobile app live, spoke about voice technology’s emergence in work, and explained voice UX design principles.

I always use local examples in my outreach, where I can. It’s all empathy and context, baby! Such examples were easy to find this time, as Israel has plenty of great tech innovation to inspire the (more...)

A Glance at Wearables in the Enterprise: Beyond Devices

Some thoughts on where we are with mobile devices and have they paved the way for wearable tech adoption in the enterprise…

Mobile State of Play

We’re past the idea of “mobile devices” being “game changers”. Everything is “mobile” now. Devices, just like tech artifacts and code, need to fade into the background and be hidden to users. That’s what an awesome user experience (UX) is about. So, let’s talk about “mobility” instead – that (more...)

Millions of big androids

This latest analysis on the population of mobile device technology got me thinking more about the typical sized screen you might encounter as a global web developer.
So it's looking at 2014 Quarter 1 shipment of nearly 280 million smartphones. 81% are now android, only 16% related to Apple - that next iPhone better be (more...)

Thursday Thought: Are web clients getting thick?

I stumbled across this great post from a non-Oracle specific developer, and I thought I'd mention it here because it's worth a read.

http://zderadicka.eu/web-clients-are-getting-thick/

I've re-posted my comment here because they were thoughts rattling in my brain that I was going to rabble on about one day.
I've been thinking the same thing recently in regard to requests for Oracle APEX pages to not rely on connection to the database in order to operate (more...)

Bug of the week: Deployment Stuck at “Copying security related files to the ADF Mobile Framework application…” Stage

We recently received this question in our inbox and I thought it would be pretty valuable post as our bug of the week!

I wanted to deploy a simple application to iOS Simulator and the deployment got stuck on the line:  ”Copying security related files to the ADF Mobile Framework application.” I tried to perform “Clean all” but it was taking forever! Help! What do I do?

Have no fear! There is a very simple (more...)

Xprtly – Extreme Coolness

Something cool happened today…something extremely cool.  Xprtly was released into public beta.

What in the heck is Xprtly?  The best way to describe it is a cloud-based support platform, with a mobile application and a web interface for administration.  The idea is to connect users with support personnel who can respond to issues as they arise.  Xprtly also allows for data collection of both user and support personnel behavior, plus analytics (more...)

14 for 14

So all the cool kids are sharing their predictions for 2014.  While I'm not much of a prognosticator, I thought it would be fun to share my own thoughts on the upcoming year.  If nothing else, we can all have a good laugh in 12 months over how poorly my (more...)

Change color of List Divider in mobile APEX Applications

This is a quick one, if you have followed my other mobile blog posts.

When creating the mobile guide to the AOUG Conference 2013 (taking place June 17 and 18 in a historic Brewery in Vienna, Austria), i found myself creating a new theme using the themeroller, but still not getting the perfect result i wanted.

Every component got exactly the required color, except list-dividers in the Listview-Component looked a bit ugly.

Why?

Because (more...)

How do I turn off format autodection in Safari?

Always check out the original article at http://www.oraclequirks.com for latest comments, fixes and updates. Your Apex mobile page looks weird because Safari is formatting automatically certain strings containing numbers mistaking them for telephone numbers? You just need to add a meta tag in the head section of the (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...)

In the end, Love… always wins!

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In the past 18 months I’ve researched and learned at least a dozen new (to me) and recent technologies. Any of them belongs to 2 interesting areas that I’ve focused in that period… Cloud and Mobile. I’m an early Amazon Web Services adopter and I’ve deployed several services and infrastructures on (more...)

ADF Mobile : Finally released and ready to use

After extensive beta testing oracle announced last week that ADF Mobile is now generally available and can be used to build multi platform on device apps. I finally am allowed to share my knowledge in blogposts and other kinds of publications. Using JDeveloper and the ADF Mobile extension, it is (more...)

EclipseLink 2.4:

EclipseLink 2.4.0 Juno - RELEASED

As part of the Juno Eclipse release train the EclipseLink project has released EclipseLink 2.4.0. The release landing page describes some of the new and noteworthy features as well as providing links to documentation and examples so you can get started. (more...)