Mobile Devices

NM Collector Software JE (Java Edition)



Mobile Devises

With the explosion of mobile applications many people want to access NM Collector Software on their favorite device.   Each mobile device (Blackberry, Android, iPod, iPhone, etc.) requires its own application development computer making it difficult to design applications that will run on each device.  However, that does not mean you can not access your NM Collector Software data from a mobile device.

Accessing your Data - General Process

To access your data from a mobile device, simply follow these steps.

  1. Open a report in NM Collector and save that report as a file that you can read from your mobile device.  You can save files as .pdf, .rtf, .odt, .docx, .html. xls, .csv, and .xml.
  2. Upload that file to the web where you can access it from your mobile device.
  3. On your mobile device, run a mobile app that can access the file you uploaded to the web.

Accessing your Data - Example

Here is a specific example of how I access my data on my Android device.

  1. On my desktop
    1. I open an inventory with pictures report.
    2. I click the save icon in the upper left hand corner and save the report as a .docx file.
    3. I open Google Documents in my browser and upload the saved file.
  2. On my Android
    1. I open the Google Apps application that I downloaded from the Android Market.
    2. I browse to my Google Documents Folder.
    3. I open the .docx file that I uploaded.

That gives me access to the data I need when I need it.

Last Revised: May 22, 2011

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