Harmon.ie Mobile for iPad has now been officially released and is available in two versions, a free Lite version and the Premium version at a cost of AU $20.99 / US $19.99. This review is focused on the full featured Pro version.
Harmon.ie Mobile is available for both iPhone and iPad. At the time of writing this review (7 May 2012) the application is at version 1.2 and is only a 2.0 MB download.
Harmon.ie Mobile Premium
This review is written based on using the application on an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1. The application has been tested with an Office 365 site and an on premise SharePoint 2010 site.
The application is very simply described as:
“Full-featured SharePoint access…anytime, anywhere”
Tapping the application icon, Harmon.ie Mobile launches and appears to work only in a portrait orientation. This applies even if the iPad is locked to landscape orientation. The fixed orientation works well but I personally prefer to use the keyboard in a landscape mode (bigger keyboard).
This aspect of the application was going to make this a long post due to image size so I’ve truncated some of the screen shots.Back to top
After the application splash screen has displayed, you will be presented with the nice, clean and simple interface showing the Sites page:
You can tap the Add My Own Site to add a WSS 3.0, SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010 or Office 365 site to the application.
Alternatively, you can try out the application by tapping the Add Sample Site to use a site provided by Harmon.ie.
Other icons along the bottom of the screen include:
To configure a SharePoint site, you can also tap the + symbol in the top left corner. This brings up the following window for you to enter details of the site:
- Enter the URL of the site inclusive of the http:// or https:// to avoid any error when trying to save the site
- Select your authentication mode from the available options: Automatic or Browser
If you select Browser, you will not be required to enter any further details. If you choose Automatic, you must enter:
- User name
Tap save when you’ve finished. If there are any errors you are given the chance to resolve or alternatively you can still save the site even though it won’t connect. Once saved, you are returned to the Sites page:
Tapping the Edit button in the top right hand corner will allow you to amend any settings, amend the order your sites appear in (when you have more than one) or delete a connection to a site.Back to top