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  • V12 Mobile Login

    Can anyone from Alpha comment on whether V12 will have a login component that is more appropriate for logging in from mobile devices? I've seen workarounds on the forum but it would be nice for V12 to have this hashed out - as V12 IS supposed to be geared toward mobile devices.

    The first thing that came up with a prospective user was that typing in an email address from an Iphone or tablet is a no go. I agree completely. I really liked Ken Tjia's example but that beyond the scope of my abilities at this point.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: V12 Mobile Login

    Jose - I'm not clear what you want, or what you want different. Can you be more specific?

    And, the UX component makes it easy to build darn near anything you want. I just can't tell what you want.
    -Steve
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    • #3
      Re: V12 Mobile Login

      Hi Steve,

      If I currently try to log into my application using the standard login components that V11/V12 ships with I have to type in my email address (I am using the email address as the configured User ID within the Security Settings) and password when I try to access the application. This is fine for doing so from a PC but doing it from a phone is time consuming and difficult. Unless your email address is something like bob@bob.com or similar this really is a pain.

      I was hoping that V12 would have a special login component for mobile devices that uses a pin number and password like the one Ken Tjia did. That just makes more sense for mobile devices.

      I'm sure the UX component can do anything you want IF you have the programming capabilities, but I'm not in that camp. I'm sure this is something a lot of folks might like without having to reinvent the wheel.

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      • #4
        Re: V12 Mobile Login

        hi Jose,

        I remain using the same log in pad for more than a year.
        extremely effective, however would consider adding alphabets
        to accommodate email entry, it is not difficult.

        I hope alpha has a better concept as you said.

        Ken Tjia

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        • #5
          Re: V12 Mobile Login

          Have you tried the Value option of "User ID Configuration" instead of Email Address. Much shorter User IDs can be used. I was going to switch to Email address and you just convinced me to stay with "Value", as it has worked fine for years.

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          • #6
            Re: V12 Mobile Login

            Originally posted by swksys View Post
            Have you tried the Value option of "User ID Configuration" instead of Email Address. Much shorter User IDs can be used. I was going to switch to Email address and you just convinced me to stay with "Value", as it has worked fine for years.
            I have not but if Alpha does not address this then I guess I will have to. Just an FYI to anyone planning to use the 'mobile' features of V12, do not use an email address as a user id because if you do your users will hate you.

            I REALLY hope Alpha does something about this because mobile functionality in V12 is being touted but all that is useless if my users hesitate to even login. Try typing john.alexander@domain.com or elizabeth.something@companycool.com from an iPhone... not fun.

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            • #7
              Re: V12 Mobile Login

              I've been working on this problem for the past week and didn't realize there was already a thread going on this. I created a UX component that allows for graphical login and a component to setup the login credentials for the user. The login makes use of multipress buttons, horizontal list box and callbacks so codes are secured in the server. You can see a demo at the following address..

              http://108.168.198.4/AAtest

              This is still a work in progress but the first version is up for testing this week.

              Tom

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              • #8
                Re: V12 Mobile Login

                Tom,

                That's cool!

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                • #9
                  Re: V12 Mobile Login

                  Nice.. Tried the link on mobile it must be off.
                  Chad Brown

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                  • #10
                    Re: V12 Mobile Login

                    Very cool, Tom.

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                    • #11
                      Re: V12 Mobile Login

                      Tom,

                      That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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                      • #12
                        Re: V12 Mobile Login

                        Chad,

                        I just tried it from my Driod. It's working, what were you getting in response.

                        Tom

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                        • #13
                          Re: V12 Mobile Login

                          Typing in John or Liz as a User ID value is a lot easier then than the email address.

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                          • #14
                            Re: V12 Mobile Login

                            I agree, but that does not work if user ID's are setup as email addresses.

                            The main point is that having to use the keyboard on a smart phone is just not the right way to get a user logged in from a mobile device. What Tom and Ken have done are more appropriate for mobile devices.

                            It would be nice if Alpha could include in V12 the capability to login on a mobile device without having to use the keyboard. I don't mind buying into the 'mobile is the future' concept and maintaining a subscription to get those new features but this is one I just can't really accept as it is.

                            It seems half-baked in my opinion - here is the all new mobile application development platform but, by the way, the authentication process is carried over from desktop/web. I think Alpha has an AWESOME product (V11 and V12) so I don't want to sound like I am not happy. I'm just trying to provide some constructive criticism.

                            Will someone at Alpha PLEASE comment on this? Is this under consideration or are us non-programmers out on our own to figure it out? I have V12 now but because I cannot use the mobile features (due the inadequate mobile login features) I would be just fine using V11. When my subscription comes up for renewal this will be a factor.

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                            • #15
                              Re: V12 Mobile Login

                              Originally posted by josevelez View Post
                              I have not but if Alpha does not address this then I guess I will have to. Just an FYI to anyone planning to use the 'mobile' features of V12, do not use an email address as a user id because if you do your users will hate you.

                              I REALLY hope Alpha does something about this because mobile functionality in V12 is being touted but all that is useless if my users hesitate to even login. Try typing john.alexander@domain.com or elizabeth.something@companycool.com from an iPhone... not fun.
                              I use a banking app from a high profile bank. My username is quite long. Yeah its a pain, but people do it all of the time. Not that big of a deal. Can it be improved sure. I like the idea that Tom Brondolo has put forth.

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