Why iPhone OS 4 is interesting for Lotus Traveler customers

Today on my commute I was reading about the iPhone upcoming iPhone OS 4 (Multitasking tops tentpole features in iPhone 4.0). Much, and probably way too much, have already been written about the iPhone and iPad lately but one feature of iPhone OS 4 is important to Lotus Traveler customers.

As you might know the iPhone uses the ActiveSync protocol for communication with the Lotus Traveler server. On the iPhone this is called an “Exchange account” of which you could only have a one. For many this is not an issue but it’s really a frustrating and silly restriction (among other things it made it difficult for those of us with multiple e-mail accounts). Reading the run down I was very happy to read that this restriction will be lifted and you now may have more than one ActiveSync account. <insert waves of joy here>

As to the other features being added I guess one can only say that competition is healthy and is advantageous to the customer.

10 thoughts on “Why iPhone OS 4 is interesting for Lotus Traveler customers”

  1. Where do you see, that you can have more than one ActiveSync ( = Traveler?) account..

    As I understand, you have only one Traveler account but can "overlay" other POP3, IMAP accounts so that you do not have to switch between the accounts and see all in one place.


  2. I’ve got a beta of OS4 and cant get it working with the latest version of traveler –

    I’m at the stage where the profile is being installed on the iPhone but there’s some daerrordomain error. The same traveler service works on OS3

    Has anyone had success with this?


  3. I installed OS4 on the 32GS and now the Calendar function does not work accurately.   While the dates are correct on my Lotus Notes desktop, the same entries are all over the place on the iPhone.  when you touch an entry on the iPhone to go into it though, the date shown is correct but it displays on the wrong day.  I wouldn’t have installed os4 if I’d known this.


  4. This may sound a bit strange, but I managed to get Traveler working again correctly in List view without having to remove OS4 by turning Calendars off in the Exchange account settings, wiping my password and re-entering it, then turning Calendar back on.  Not sure if this fix will ‘stick’ though.


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