Does sharepoint 2013 support iPad? That was a question in the Forums http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointdevpreview/thread/8f595df1-b137-4bf0-87d0-6bb06356fc9d which I replied that I will provide screen shots of how SharePoint 2013 look like on iPad in addition to iPhone and some info as well.
SharePoint 2013 UI is written in HTML5, and in addition to the standard client support options, full support is also planned for the Safari browser on the Apple iPad. Users can browse, contribute and edit documents directly from iPads. There is also a new Channels capability which allows easy mapping of pages and web parts to devices, allowing the experience to be tailored for different devices. The vast majority of organizations have iPads in their ecosystem and are considering mobile experiences for web content. These capabilities are a huge benefit for mobile access, and in many cases they eliminate the need for complex development or the use (and additional cost) of third party applications.
I think that native iOS support will be a key driver for organizations considering moving quickly to upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to the new version.
Below you will see I switched to PC view for better UI, used here Custom List, and created new item, best part is that I created a word document from Documents Library, and was able to create, edit and save the document all from my iPad which is really good.
Wow! Thanks so much for the early glimpse of these improvements…very exciting stuff here!
Do you have any information to share about InfoPath forms on an iPad/iPhone?
Sure will share it too..
Thanks for sharing this information. Please elaborate on “SharePoint 2013 UI is ALMOST exclusively written in HTML5”. Why ALMOST?
Just edited it. I was thinking while writing and thought that there is CSS and JS and…etc so prefered the word “almost” but anyway I just removed it to avoid any misunderstanding.
nice work, thx for the information! 😉
You are welcome 🙂
Ronald Widha said:
Thanks Ron 🙂
Joel Oleson said:
Well done Mai. Had noticed someone on my team had pointed others at your blog post. This is great work.
Really that is great news.
Thank you Joel, I appreciate v much your support.
I’m having trouble getting video to play on the iPad. I was reading that the video player is supposed to be HTML5 but when I look at it on my iPad it shows a Silverlight icon.
To view in iPad or Phone should it be exposed on internet or will it work on intranet.
Also what other steps need to be done on SharePoint end for accessing.
Thanks in advance.
Mai Omar Desouki said:
No its not a must to be on internet .. I was just in the same network as the VM.
Make sure your machine is in the same network as the iPad or iPhone & just type the URL safari.
If its a VM, try to access the site first from the host windows.
Tell me if there is anything.
Mai Omar Desouki said:
Regarding this post, I used Office 365 which is online but again you don’t have to be online just in the same network will do it.
We have SharePoint 2013 intranet site which is accessible on personal laptop via VPN. We are not able to access same site on iPhone and iPad via VPN. Could you please throw some light? Does SharePoint 2013 support?