12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2014 10:41 PM by Pavel Jaros RSS

SAPGUI For Android

Kennedy Mudzwari
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Hi Gurus,

 

Is there already a SAPGUI for Android? I'm looking at acquiring a Samsung Galaxy tab. Help will be truly appreciated.

 

Regards,

Kennedy.

  • Re: SAPGUI For Android
    Sven Doernfeld
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    Hello,

     

    there is not a version for android, there is also no plan to support a sapgui for android.

    BR

    Sven

  • Re: SAPGUI For Android
    Robert Weber
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    Has SAP changed their plans and are they going to provide a SAPGUI for ANDROID?

    At least for Honeycomb this could be a good idea.....

     

    Thanks for your reply.

  • Re: SAPGUI For Android
    Markus Doehr
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    Why not simply use

     

    http://www.xtralogic.com/rdpclient.shtml

     

    and connect to a Windows Terminal server and use SAPGUI there?

     

     

     

    Markus

    • Re: SAPGUI For Android
      Rolf-Martin Woersinger
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      Hello,

       

      from the experience implementing SAP GUI for Java with as much functionality as possible on the Java platform, it is expected to be a major effort to implement a useful and functional "SAP GUI" for Android or for any other Mobile OS.

      Given the very different user experience on mobile device including tablets, the "port" would also not provide the expected user experience. The same result you can achieve by using a remote solution like proposed earlier in this thread.

       

      However what would you think about a set of dedicated "ABAP controls for Mobile", which are controlled by ABAP code using a framework similar to the SAP GUI controls like tree, grid etc., but designed to fit to mobile device, both in terms of user experience and available resoures (e.g. different screen resolutions). Writing a mobile app that way would mean only writing ABAP code (neither mobile platform code nor HTML5) and the result would be rendered on the mobile device by a native client, let's say for Android, iOS, and maybe other (still) relevant or yet to become relevant Mobile OSes in the future.

       

      What would you think about this approach and what would be your requirements?

      Looking forward to your feedback.

       

      Best regards

      Rolf-Martin

      • Re: SAPGUI For Android
        Henry Ritzlmayr
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        Hello,

         

        sounds interesting.

         

        Couple Questions:

         

        Has the "Framework" to be installed from the Market/Appstore, or would this be a web based approach like Webdynpro (for ABAP)?

         

        Does programming mean there would be additional classes within the repository like  CL_MOBILE_ALV_GRID?

         

        Would it be pure online, or are there any thoughts on local storage?

         

        How would the communication work? Would it be port 32xx based (which would mean devices would have to be integrated into a VPN or something similar)?

         

        wkr

        Henry

        • Re: SAPGUI For Android
          Rolf-Martin Woersinger
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          Hello Henry,

           

          the idea is to have the classes to program against (like CL_MOBILE_ALV_GRID) executed on the ABAP runtime of the application server. It would be a pure online scenario with an http connection (potentially using SAP Gateway) between the client running on the mobile device and the application server. On the mobile device the UI controls would be implemented as part of a native app, that would be required to be deployed.

           

          Best regards

          Rolf-Martin

  • Re: SAPGUI For Android
    Fredrik Borlie
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    Why not use SAP Gui for HTML?

    Or NWBC for HTML?

     

    Why have a thick client which you have to install?

    • Re: SAPGUI For Android
      Henry Ritzlmayr
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      Because the usability of an application which was written for using mouse and keyboard, while you are on a device which lacks both, is simply "not very good" (and these are nice words).

       

      A thick client is able to take the possible input types of the given device into account and therefore would be much better in terms of usability. There are other advantages as well like being able to cache data on the client for a smother response to user interaction. If you take a look at some controls in the SAPGUI like ALVs this is already heavily used. Otherwise every scrolling for example would need client server communication - even if you scroll to a position where you have already been. The SAPGUI for HTML "solves" this by just transferring the entire table at the beginning. Not very nice in terms of response times if you have a big table.

       

      wkr

      Henry

  • Re: SAPGUI For Android
    Pavel Jaros
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    I'm just working on this project: SAP GUI for Android

     

    If you are interested in more details, please let me now.

     

    PJ (http://www.jaros.in/)

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