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The Profound UI mobile client is an app that is created and maintained by Profound Logic, starting with Profound UI Version 4, Fix Pack 6.0.   It is intended to be a "generic app" that can run any rich display screen on any server.  It The Mobile Client app is free and may be installed on Android from Google Play, or on iOS devices from the Apple App Store.

Note

While the Mobile Client is a free app, you will need to have Profound UI Mobile licensing in order to configure the Mobile Client to run your programs. 

These are the steps required to use the Profound UI mobile clientMobile Client:

  1. Develop a rich display program that will be run from the mobile client.
  2. Use the Visual Designer to configure Profound UI to run your rich display when a mobile client connects.
  3. Install the Profound UI mobile client on each device that wishes to use it.
  4. Point the Profound UI mobile client at your IBM i server.

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The connection information that can be imported by the mobile client exists as data in a JSON file. The file must be named mobile_config.json and placed in IFS directory /www/YOUR-INSTANCE/htdocs/profoundui/userdata/js/. It should contain, as JSON properties, the same items used when manually defining a connection. Below is the import file used by the above screenshot: 


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[
  {
    "name": "Acme, Inc.",
    "host": "www.your-ibmi.com",
    "port": "8080",
    "ssl": false,
    "parm": "",
    "offline": false
  },
  {
    "name": "XYZ Company",
    "host": "www.their-ibmi.com",
    "port": "8080",
    "ssl": false,
    "parm": "",
    "offline": false
  }
]

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