How to Develop a Progressive Mobile SharePoint Solution

DevToolsGuy / Tuesday, November 25, 2014

As a developer, you may have heard of Infragistics’ mobile SharePoint solutions: SharePlus, which brings all of the data and functionality of SharePoint to your mobile device, and ReportPlus, a self-service dashboarding tool that allows you to bring that mobile SharePoint data to life by creating amazing visualizations with charts, maps, and other interactive features. But did you know that it’s possible to create your own highly personalized mobile SharePoint solutions with these tools?

Built with the Developer in Mind

Thanks to a variety of extensibility options, you’ve got endless possibilities when it comes to accessing, exploring, and gaining insights from your information. Using your existing HTML skills (and Infragistics’ own HTML5 and jQuery tools!), you are empowered to create not just apps, but comprehensive solutions for your Enterprise or customers.

A Personalized Experience

You can use SharePlus’ exclusive JavaScript API to customize your app’s start screens with brand-specific views – or “launchpads” – that adapt to your users and their needs for an experience that isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but functional too. When you integrate web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into your launchpads, you can achieve high quality interactions that take your user experience to the next level.

You could potentially use launchpads to personalize the gateway to every site, and even change the behavior of that site for different users. For example, someone in sales may need one-tap access to the prospects in their region, while delivery drivers require real-time inventory data. With launchpads, it’s all possible.

Create Your Own Data Visualizations, Too

Once you’ve accessed that data in SharePlus, you can then use ReportPlus to create insightful dashboards with more than 20 different data visualization options – and just like SharePlus, you can create your own custom visualizations as well, with high quality interactions like actionable buttons. You can even integrate Infragistics’ own HTML5/jQuery toolsets for responsive web development.

In short, SharePlus and ReportPlus are not just applications, but platforms to build your own mobile SharePoint solutions.

Develop with our Launchpads SDK

Thanks to the JavaScript API, you can access all of your SharePoint content, including information from the user profile, search results, document libraries, lists, taxonomies, and much more. Working with the API will help you develop meaningful behavior with your implementation, allowing you to manage the app settings, check the connection status, or even change your launchpad at run-time.

By leveraging offline support and synchronization, you can also present SharePoint content even without connectivity.

Want to Learn More?

Check out our whitepaper, which has a lot of great details about how to mobilize your SharePoint customization and also how to optimize the access to your SharePoint information.

And if you'd like to learn how to incorporate SharePlus or ReportPlus into your applications under your brand, click here to schedule a meeting with one of our product specialists to see the enterprise versions of these apps for yourself.