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In the 2.0 release of RefinedWiki Mobile Interface we are introducing a brand new navigation feature. It vastly speeds up the way you navigate and is easier to browse and discover content from your mobile device. This is done by a new menu bar located on top of all pages. It includes a navigation tree, a live search function and Notification & Tasks. The UI has gone through a facelift with improved icons and a new dashboard layout. Last but not least, we have improved the performance of viewing pages.
Mobile Navigation 2.0
The new navigation tree can be accessed from any page. It will automatically select the location in the content hierarchy where you currently stand. Due to the size of mobile screens it will only display the parent layer, sibling layer and child layer from where you stand. If you move up or down in the hierarchy it will re-render the three layers with the stand point from the new location. This feature can be used even if you have a very large content tree. If you are using RefinedWiki Original Theme, categories are fully integrated in the navigation tree.
New search feature
The new search feature is located next to the navigation tree in the top menu bar. It's very easy to use, just start typing and the results will start popping up. You can also use it is as a traditional search bar, including a filter feature which allows you to filter on content types, authors and spaces.
Notifications & Tasks
You can view and response to your notifications direct in the Mobile Interface. Like or add a comment without leaving the notification view. View and take action on your assigned tasks, browse your completed tasks and create personal tasks. This feature is available for instances using Confluence 4.3 and above.
Layout & Design
The spaces section is now included in the navigation tree and is replaced by a new favorite section. The main menu of the dashboard is now following the mobile color settings defined by you. It's very easy to customize the look and feel of the interface to match your company colors. All menu icons are now in transparent gray scale which makes them look good with basically any color.
Popular content is showing up in the activity section of the dashboard. You can like pages, blog posts and comments. This feature is available for instances using Confluence 4.2 and above.
We are only rendering macros that we know look good and perform well on mobile devices. In this way we don't need to load external resources for each page. Page content is now loaded dynamically with ajax which makes it much quicker. Macros that are not rendered are replaced by an information box including an option to view a fully rendered version of this page.
Try it out!
Try out a live version of the new Mobile Interface by pointing your mobile browser to http://demo.refinedwiki.com/m
Or download the beta.
NOTE: Development releases should not be used in production environments as they are not officially supported.
For more information read the release notes.
We have released native apps for iPhone, iPad and Android which runs with RefinedWiki Mobile Interface in an improved way. See the following advantages of using RefinedWiki Mobile Interface with a native app instead of a regular mobile browser below:
- Smoother integration with the Mobile Operating System.
- No URL bar.
- A more solid look.
The new apps for iPhone, iPad and Android:
Try out the new apps for free
You can download the native app from AppStore or Android Market. The app is free!
Note: To be able to use the app you need to have RefinedWiki Mobile Interface installed on your Confluence server.
If you don't have RefinedWiki Mobile Interface installed on your Confluence server you can still try it out by pointing your app to demo.refinedwiki.com/m.
Follow the instructions below to install the app:
- Download the app from AppStore or Android Market
- Locate and click on the Confluence icon to start the app.
- Point your app to demo.refinedwiki.com/m and click save.
We have just released version 1.3 of the RefinedWiki Mobile Interface. This is an exciting release with some really good features.
Customize the look and feel
It's now possible to customize the look and feel of the Mobile Interface. It's easy to change the color of the menu elements to match your logotype and company colors. By default the menu elements have different colors depending on which panel (Dashboard, Space, Page...) you are viewing. Using different colors is a good way to improve the navigation of the Mobile Interface.
You can decide if you want to use colored or gray scaled icons.
At the footer, you can display your logo and some content (E.g. Copyright notice).
Better communication between the mobile version and the classic version
Some times you want to view a page in the classic (Standard Confluence) version. To achieve this we have added a link to the classic version on the bottom of all pages. When you are viewing a page in the classic view there is a banner on top of every page which will take you back to mobile version. This banner is only visible visible for mobile devices.
Works on most smartphones
The Mobile Interface is a web app and it runs in your mobile browser. This means that the Mobile Interface is compatible with most smartphones. Supported mobile browsers are Safari (iPhone), Android, Opera Mini (Blackberry, Java phones, Windows Mobile, Symbian, etc.. ) and mobile WebKit browsers.
The Mobile Interface works great on an ipad. With the big iPad screen the Mobile Interface is really easy to interact with.
You can find all the new features in the release notes.