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Queen's University
 

Queens University Services that have been tested with Tablets and Handheld Devices


 

 

Service

Tablet and OS Version
Application Using Service
(eg Safari, specific mail client, etc)
Pass/Fail Recommended? Notes
Webmail iPad2, iOS5 Safari Fail  
  • reading was fine
  • when composing a new message, there was difficulty with getting focus on the text fields
Oracle Calendar iPad2, iOS5 Safari Pass   not much worse than using ocal web interface on a non-tablet
Oracle Calendar iPad2, iOS5 stock calendar tool Fail   won't connect
Webmail Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) BB Browser Pass N
  • Non-mobile site
  • Logged in, composed message and sent
  • Reading messages and switching folders worked
  • Non-mobile, clunky interface
Mail Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) BB BIS Email Pass Y
  • Works for sending/receiving email
  • One minor issue: Does not sync reads from server
QShare Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) BB Browser Fail N
  • Non-mobile site
  • Could login and view files
  • If folder list is longer than one page, cannot scroll down
  • Files/folders need double-click to open. Cannot double-click, therefore to open you must check the item, then choose "More Options" from menu bar and choose "Open"
  • Tried uploading a file from the device but got an upload error
Remote Desktop Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) No Native App Fail N
  • Not natively supported
Active Directory Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) No Native App Fail N
  • Not natively supported
Footprints Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) BB Browser Pass N
  • Non-mobile site
  • Get a message indicating that we are not licensed for Footprints Mobile and will be using an unsupported interface
  • With a lot of fancy clicking and zooming I was able to create, edit and view an issue.
  • Basic functionally seems to work, but very non-user friendly
Moodle Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) BB Browser Pass N
  • Non-mobile site
  • Was able to access a course, and view/edit content
  • Basic functionality seems to work, but very non-user friendly
Wireless Bold 9700, BB OS 6.00.615 (Bell) BB OS Pass Y
  • Both SSIDs queensu and QueensuSecure_WPA2 will connect
  • QueensuSecure_WPA2 needs to be setup manually - including authentication method and certificate
Wiki iPad2, iOS5 Safari Pass N
  • Reading pages is fine.
  • Writing is ok but text manipulation (cut, copy, paste) is more cumbersome than keyboard+mouse
Exchange Email
Toshiba AT100
Native email client app
       
         
Pass
Y
  • Easy to configure
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to navigate mailbox folders
  • Easy to create, move, delete and manage email messages
  • Simple interface
  • Email client does not have Global Address book embedded I need to do more testing
  • Native Calendar synced once Exchange account was configured and you enabled Sync.
  • Has options to increase/decrease font size
  • Calendar and Contacts sync quickly and easily
  • Concern: When creating a new email message you don't have access to your Contacts.  To do this you must start in Contacts however this is very easy to do.
Exchange Calendar
Toshiba AT100 Native Calendar app
Pass Y
  • Easy to use
  • Works well
  • Allows you to edit the details of a calendar entry
  • Easy to navigate to days, weeks or months
  • Allows for multiple calendars
  • Calendar entry creation is easy, clean and has a good layout
  • Allows you to invite guests and searches queensu.ca even if the recipient isn't in your Contacts. Excellent feature!
Exchange Contacts
  • Global Address book(Queensu.ca)
  • Personal Outlook Contacts
Toshiba AT100 Native Contacts app
Pass Y
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Allows you to search queensu.ca for contacts not in your contacts list
  • Allows you to search partial name
  • Easy to create new email message to a recipient
  • Easy to edit contact entries
  • Easy to Add an address to your contacts
  • Can merge multiple account contacts e.g. (Gmail & queensu.ca)
Webmail.queensu.ca
Toshiba AT100 Native Browser
Pass
Y
  • Basic functions worked fine, reading, composing, sending & moving messages all worked.  Allows pinch & push to re-size screen.
qwa.queensu.ca
Toshiba AT100 Native Browser
Pass Y
  • Appearance is clean and easy to use
  • Folders are not listed in main display because it forces you to use the Light version, they are however available using the Pull Down menu.
  • Creating new messages is easy
  • Moving messages is easy
  • Deleting messages is easy

 
Wireless
Toshiba AT100 Android 3.2
Pass Y
  • WPA2 worked fine, Queensu worked fine, Eduroam was very moody and needs more testing.  I tried again March 29/12, Eduroam is still moody and wouldn't connect.
Bomgar Support Receiver
Toshiba AT100 Android 3.2
Fail
N
  • OS not supported
Oracle Calendar
Toshiba AT100 Native Browser
Pass
Y
  • Works
  • Allows you to use your calendar
  • View is clean and easy to see/use
  • Allows you to accept/decline meeting invites
Remote Desktop
Toshiba AT100 2X Client
Pass
N
  • Works but is clumsy and difficult to use but would work in a pinch
wiki
Toshiba AT100 Native Browser
Pass
Y
  • Works well enough to read and certainly create wiki entries but is only recommended to create simple short wiki entries.
  • Display is clean and easy to use
  • Navigating is easy as long as you keep it simple
QShare
Toshiba AT100 Native Browser
Fail
N
  • Painful to navigate without double click
  • Icon menu is not accessible because the layout is clumsy
iTrack
Toshiba AT100 Native Browser
Fail
N
  • Only works well enough to allow you to read iTrack issues, very difficult to navigate and update issues
Webmai iPad2, iOS5 Safari Pass N
  • Reading worked as expected.
  • Tabbing between fields while composing was unpredictable.
  • When typing in the body the screen jumps such that you cannot see the message you are composing
Mail iPad2, iOS5 Built-in client Pass Y
  • Reading, writing and sorting mail are all excellent.
Remote Desktop iPad2, iOS5 RDesktop app Pass Y
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Responsive and clean design.
QShare iPad2, iOS5 Safari Fail N
  • Navigating QShare is a bit more difficult without double click.
  • Can only view documents - cannot upload or download anything.
Wireless iPad2, iOS5 iOS5 Pass Y
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • All three SSIDs worked well.
Wireless
Galaxy / Android 3.1
Android 3.1
Pass
Y
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • All three SSIDs worked well.
Mail
Galaxy/ Android 3.1 Built-in Client
Pass
Y
  • Reading, writing and sorting mail are all excellent (using IMAP against the mail.queensu.ca server)

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