Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Microsoft SharePoint 2007 – An iPhone Client to view SP Content?

SharePoint comes standard with the support for mobile browsing – and if you’ve used it, you would have to say it does the job. But what if you now you feel like bringing surfacing the information on an iPhone (Besides browsing SharePoint sites directly from Safari)? The product would no doubt be a very attractive app for use on the go.

So recently, I stumbled across quiet an interesting product ‘iShare’ from Spyk software: A SharePoint Client App for the iPhone.

The iShare app allows users to login using Windows Authentication or SharePoint Forms Authentication and view, search and create content within a SharePoint Site. There is a list of files which this little app can open:

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt, .pptx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xslx)
  • Images (.jpeg, .jpg, .tiff, .gif)
  • Web pages (.html, .htm, .aspx)
  • Text Files (.txt)
  • Contacts (.vcf)
  • Now, I do not have an iPhone neither have I used this application – so I cannot comment on the product… so give it a shot and leave a comment :) Apparently you can get it on the iPhone Apps Store.

    Here are some screenshots from the iShare site:


    Brian Farnhill said...

    Tim Kremer, the Director of Spyk Software did a presentation for us about this and how it uses SharePoint web services the other month and it was great! We actually have him doing it again for us at SharePoint Saturday Sydney, so if you or anyone else wants to see it the details are at

    Douglas Leung said...

    I actually want to have a go at the app on the iPhone!

    Ashu said...

    I actually own the app. I was not as thrilled as i would like to be. It doesnt render HTML correctly when viewing announcements or other list items.

    What it does do well is viewing documents.

    with the very frequent crashes i feel like it needs some time to mature still.

    Douglas Leung said...

    Thanks for your comment Ashu. Guess it is still a little immature product :)