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ISBN:
978-1-59229-448-0
Author:
Dave Haseman and Ross Hightower
Type:
Hardcover, 617 pages
Year:
2013

Product Description and Table of Contents

• Develop hybrid apps using MBOs and SAP Mobile Platform tools
• Learn how to customize hybrid app functionality and user interfaces
• Build native apps for Android and iOS

Developing mobile apps is one thing—developing mobile apps for SAP is quite another. In this book, you’ll learn how to use the SAP Mobile Platform to design and connect hybrid and native apps to SAP. From installing the Hybrid Web Container to building Mobile Business Objects (MBOs) to designing and customizing hybrid app user interfaces and functionality, this book will get you up and running in no time.

Types of Apps
Hybrid, native, and web apps…client-initiated and server-initiated apps…offline and online apps. If your head is swimming with all the possibilities, this book will straighten you out.

Sybase Unwired Platform and the Sybase Mobile SDK
You’ve got all the pieces—now put them together. Learn how to install and configure the various parts of the SAP Mobile Platform.

Mobile Business Objects
MBOs are a key piece of the SAP mobile puzzle. Get detailed information and examples about how to create them, customize them, and connect them to each other.

Designing Apps
The design is what makes a mobile app. With step-by-step instructions and screenshots, build and customize screen flow, user interfaces, and app functionality to suit your needs.

Advanced Topics
Once you know the basics, it’s time to take your knowledge a step further. Understand SAP’s partnerships with third-party platforms, and explore the Mobile Analytics Kit (MAKit).

Highlights

• SAP Mobile Platform
• Sybase Unwired Platform
• Unwired Platform Runtime
• Sybase Mobile SDK
• Eclipse IDE
• Hybrid Web Container
• Mobile Business Objects
• Hybrid App Designer
• Object API
• iOS
• Android
• MAKit

The Authors

Dave Haseman is the founding director of the SAP University Competence Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He has developed and taught extensive curricula in the area of SAP. Ross Hightower is the associate director of the Center for Technology Innovation at UWM, as well as an active member of the SAP University Alliance and an SAP trainer.

Table of Contents

  • ... Introduction ... 17
  • ... Acknowledgments ... 19
  • PART I ... Getting Started ... 21
  • 1 ... Introduction to Mobile App Development ... 23
  • 1.1 ... The Mobile Market and SAP ... 23
  • 1.1.1 ... Growth of Smart Devices ... 23
  • 1.1.2 ... SAP and Mobility ... 26
  • 1.2 ... Mobile Devices and Data Sources ... 27
  • 1.2.1 ... Device Platforms ... 27
  • 1.2.2 ... Backend Data Sources ... 30
  • 1.3 ... Types of Mobile Apps ... 32
  • 1.3.1 ... Game Apps ... 32
  • 1.3.2 ... Utility Apps ... 32
  • 1.3.3 ... Real-Time Apps ... 33
  • 1.4 ... Types of Mobile App Development ... 34
  • 1.4.1 ... Native App Development ... 34
  • 1.4.2 ... Web App Development ... 35
  • 1.4.3 ... Hybrid App Development ... 36
  • 1.5 ... Introduction to SAP Mobile Platform ... 36
  • 1.5.1 ... Architecture ... 37
  • 1.5.2 ... Mobile App Development for SAP Mobile Platform ... 39
  • 1.6 ... Summary ... 47
  • 2 ... Introduction to Sybase Unwired Platform ... 49
  • 2.1 ... Sybase Mobile SDK ... 50
  • 2.1.1 ... Unwired Workspace ... 51
  • 2.1.2 ... Mobile SDK Library: Object API ... 53
  • 2.1.3 ... Mobile SDK Library: OData ... 54
  • 2.2 ... Unwired Platform Runtime ... 55
  • 2.2.1 ... DMZ ... 56
  • 2.2.2 ... Unwired Server ... 58
  • 2.2.3 ... SAP Afaria Server ... 61
  • 2.2.4 ... Sybase Control Center (SCC) ... 62
  • 2.3 ... Summary ... 62
  • 3 ... Installing the Sybase Unwired Platform Runtime ... 63
  • 3.1 ... Choosing the Unwired Platform Landscape ... 63
  • 3.1.1 ... Single-Server Installation ... 63
  • 3.1.2 ... Simple Load-Balancing Cluster ... 64
  • 3.1.3 ... Standard Microsoft Failover Cluster ... 65
  • 3.1.4 ... Microsoft Failover Cluster with Shared Hosts ... 66
  • 3.2 ... Choosing Licensing Options ... 66
  • 3.2.1 ... Types of Environments ... 67
  • 3.2.2 ... Product Editions ... 67
  • 3.2.3 ... License Types ... 68
  • 3.2.4 ... Mapping Environment to Product Editions and License Types ... 69
  • 3.2.5 ... Examples: Single-Developer Development and Team Development ... 70
  • 3.3 ... Typical Installation Steps ... 72
  • 3.3.1 ... Hardware and Software Requirements ... 72
  • 3.3.2 ... Generating License Keys ... 73
  • 3.3.3 ... Downloading Installation Files ... 76
  • 3.3.4 ... Installation of the Unwired Platform Runtime ... 76
  • 3.4 ... Sybase Control Center ... 82
  • 3.4.1 ... Creating a New Administrative User ... 84
  • 3.4.2 ... Creating a New Domain ... 87
  • 3.5 ... Summary ... 89
  • 4 ... Installing and Connecting the Sybase Mobile SDK ... 91
  • 4.1 ... Getting Started ... 91
  • 4.1.1 ... Hardware and Software Requirements ... 92
  • 4.1.2 ... Backward Compatibility ... 92
  • 4.2 ... Steps for Installation and Connection ... 93
  • 4.2.1 ... Installing the Unwired Workspace ... 93
  • 4.2.2 ... Connecting the Unwired Workspace ... 95
  • 4.3 ... Installing and Connecting a Cloud-Based Sybase Unwired Platform ... 107
  • 4.3.1 ... Creating the SUP Server Instance ... 108
  • 4.3.2 ... Installing the Unwired Workspace ... 109
  • 4.3.3 ... Managing the Server ... 110
  • 4.3.4 ... Configuring Connections in the Local Unwired Workspace ... 114
  • 4.4 ... Summary ... 116
  • 5 ... Installing the Hybrid Web Container Application ... 117
  • 5.1 ... Android Devices ... 117
  • 5.1.1 ... Installing Android Emulators ... 118
  • 5.1.2 ... Installing and Configuring the Container Application on the Emulator ... 127
  • 5.1.3 ... Installing the Container Application on the Device ... 133
  • 5.2 ... iOS Devices ... 134
  • 5.2.1 ... Installing the Simulator ... 134
  • 5.2.2 ... Installing and Configuring the Container Application on the Simulator ... 136
  • 5.2.3 ... Installing the Container Application on the Device ... 139
  • 5.3 ... Summary ... 139
  • PART II ... Building Hybrid Apps ... 141
  • 6 ... Working with the Hybrid Web Container ... 143
  • 6.1 ... Mobile Architectures ... 143
  • 6.1.1 ... Native Apps ... 143
  • 6.1.2 ... Mobile Web Apps ... 147
  • 6.1.3 ... Hybrid Apps ... 150
  • 6.2 ... Hybrid Web Container Architecture ... 153
  • 6.3 ... Hybrid App Design for the Hybrid Web Container ... 156
  • 6.4 ... Hybrid App Patterns for the Hybrid Web Container ... 160
  • 6.4.1 ... Online Lookup ... 160
  • 6.4.2 ... Server Notification ... 162
  • 6.4.3 ... Cached Data ... 164
  • 6.5 ... Summary ... 165
  • 7 ... Building Mobile Business Objects ... 167
  • 7.1 ... Introduction to Mobile Business Objects ... 168
  • 7.1.1 ... Defining MBOs ... 168
  • 7.1.2 ... MBO Development Concepts ... 170
  • 7.2 ... MBO Development Tools ... 172
  • 7.2.1 ... Eclipse Menu ... 172
  • 7.2.2 ... Workspace Navigator View ... 174
  • 7.2.3 ... Enterprise Explorer View ... 175
  • 7.2.4 ... Mobile Application Diagram Editor ... 176
  • 7.2.5 ... Properties View ... 176
  • 7.2.6 ... Palette ... 177
  • 7.3 ... Creating MBOs ... 178
  • 7.3.1 ... Database MBO ... 179
  • 7.3.2 ... Web Service MBO ... 187
  • 7.3.3 ... SAP MBO ... 192
  • 7.4 ... Controlling Data Flow and Performance ... 202
  • 7.4.1 ... Load Arguments ... 203
  • 7.4.2 ... Synchronization Parameters ... 206
  • 7.4.3 ... Personalization Keys ... 208
  • 7.4.4 ... Cache and Cache Groups ... 210
  • 7.4.5 ... Join within an MBO ... 211
  • 7.5 ... Creating Database Operations ... 213
  • 7.6 ... Creating Object Queries ... 216
  • 7.6.1 ... FindAll ... 217
  • 7.6.2 ... FindByPrimaryKey ... 218
  • 7.6.3 ... Designer Developed Queries ... 218
  • 7.7 ... Creating Relationships between MBOs ... 219
  • 7.8 ... Summary ... 224
  • 8 ... Creating Hybrid Apps ... 225
  • 8.1 ... Designing a Hybrid App: Process Overview ... 225
  • 8.1.1 ... Creating Hybrid Apps ... 226
  • 8.1.2 ... Designing Screen Flow ... 228
  • 8.1.3 ... Designing Screens ... 230
  • 8.1.4 ... Generating Mobile Packages ... 233
  • 8.1.5 ... Testing Apps ... 235
  • 8.2 ... Designing Screen Flow ... 236
  • 8.2.1 ... Flow Design Page Properties ... 236
  • 8.2.2 ... Starting Points ... 239
  • 8.2.3 ... Drag and Drop ... 241
  • 8.2.4 ... Palette Options ... 246
  • 8.3 ... Designing Screens ... 247
  • 8.3.1 ... Defining General Properties ... 248
  • 8.3.2 ... Adding Controls ... 250
  • 8.3.3 ... Defining Values for Control Properties ... 252
  • 8.3.4 ... Adding Menu Items and Custom Actions ... 259
  • 8.3.5 ... Defining Values for Menu Item and Custom Action Properties ... 260
  • 8.4 ... Generating a Hybrid App ... 265
  • 8.5 ... Summary ... 268
  • 9 ... Examples of Hybrid App Development ... 269
  • 9.1 ... Employee Database Example ... 269
  • 9.1.1 ... MBO ... 269
  • 9.1.2 ... Flow Design ... 270
  • 9.1.3 ... Screen Design ... 271
  • 9.1.4 ... Review App ... 275
  • 9.2 ... Customer/Sales Order Database Example ... 276
  • 9.2.1 ... MBOs ... 276
  • 9.2.2 ... Flow Design ... 278
  • 9.2.3 ... Screen Design ... 280
  • 9.2.4 ... Review App ... 285
  • 9.3 ... General Ledger Account Balances from SAP Example ... 291
  • 9.3.1 ... MBO ... 291
  • 9.3.2 ... Flow Design ... 296
  • 9.3.3 ... Screen Design ... 296
  • 9.3.4 ... Review App ... 300
  • 9.4 ... Sales Order Notification Database Example ... 301
  • 9.4.1 ... MBO ... 301
  • 9.4.2 ... Create Hybrid App and Define Server Notification ... 304
  • 9.4.3 ... Flow Design ... 308
  • 9.4.4 ... Test App ... 309
  • 9.5 ... Summary ... 311
  • PART III ... Customizing Hybrid Apps ... 313
  • 10 ... Customizing Hybrid App User Interfaces ... 315
  • 10.1 ... Generating the Project Code ... 316
  • 10.1.1 ... Project Files ... 319
  • 10.1.2 ... HTML Files ... 320
  • 10.1.3 ... JavaScript Files ... 322
  • 10.1.4 ... CSS Files ... 324
  • 10.2 ... Adding a jQuery Button Group ... 325
  • 10.2.1 ... Modifying the Hybrid App ... 325
  • 10.2.2 ... Adding the HTML ... 326
  • 10.2.3 ... Hiding the Menu Items ... 328
  • 10.3 ... Creating a Custom List ... 329
  • 10.3.1 ... Modifying the Hybrid App ... 329
  • 10.3.2 ... Adding Custom JavaScript ... 330
  • 10.4 ... Displaying a Map Using a jQuery Plug-in ... 335
  • 10.4.1 ... Copying the jQuery Map Plug-in ... 335
  • 10.4.2 ... Modifying the Hybrid App ... 336
  • 10.4.3 ... Adding Custom JavaScript ... 337
  • 10.5 ... Implementing Conditional Navigation ... 341
  • 10.5.1 ... Modifying the Hybrid App ... 342
  • 10.5.2 ... Adding Custom JavaScript ... 343
  • 10.6 ... Summary ... 345
  • 11 ... Customizing Hybrid App Functionality ... 347
  • 11.1 ... Working with Data ... 347
  • 11.1.1 ... Understanding the WorkflowMessage Structure ... 350
  • 11.1.2 ... Accessing Data using the JavaScript API ... 352
  • 11.2 ... Using Custom Actions ... 360
  • 11.2.1 ... Two Custom Actions ... 361
  • 11.2.2 ... One Custom Action ... 366
  • 11.3 ... Using the SUPStorage API ... 369
  • 11.3.1 ... Saving the Chosen Postage Type as a Default Value ... 370
  • 11.3.2 ... Saving the Postage Types on the Device ... 373
  • 11.3.3 ... Using Dynamic Credentials ... 379
  • 11.4 ... Summary ... 381
  • PART IV ... Developing Native Apps ... 383
  • 12 ... Introduction to Developing Object API Native Apps ... 385
  • 12.1 ... Synchronization ... 387
  • 12.2 ... Object API App Functionalities ... 389
  • 12.2.1 ... Registering an App on the Unwired Server ... 389
  • 12.2.2 ... Accessing MBO Data ... 393
  • 12.2.3 ... Manipulating Data ... 395
  • 12.3 ... APIs Included in the Object API ... 397
  • 12.3.1 ... Application API ... 397
  • 12.3.2 ... Afaria APIs ... 402
  • 12.3.3 ... Connection API ... 402
  • 12.3.4 ... Authentication API ... 405
  • 12.3.5 ... Personalization API ... 405
  • 12.3.6 ... Synchronization API ... 406
  • 12.3.7 ... Message-Based Synchronization API ... 407
  • 12.3.8 ... Log Record APIs ... 408
  • 12.3.9 ... Change Log APIs ... 408
  • 12.3.10 ... Security APIs ... 408
  • 12.3.11 ... Callback and Listener APIs ... 408
  • 12.3.12 ... Query APIs ... 415
  • 12.3.13 ... Persistence API ... 416
  • 12.4 ... Summary ... 419
  • 13 ... Developing Android Apps ... 421
  • 13.1 ... Getting Started ... 421
  • 13.1.1 ... Components of an Android App ... 422
  • 13.1.2 ... Preparing the Development Environment ... 423
  • 13.1.3 ... Introducing the Example App ... 425
  • 13.2 ... Creating the MBOs ... 427
  • 13.3 ... Generating the Object API Classes ... 428
  • 13.4 ... Creating the Project ... 431
  • 13.5 ... Importing Libraries ... 434
  • 13.6 ... Implementing the App ... 435
  • 13.6.1 ... Defining the App Structure in AndroidManifest.xml ... 435
  • 13.6.2 ... Creating the Layout Files ... 437
  • 13.6.3 ... MainActivity ... 448
  • 13.6.4 ... CustomerListActivity ... 455
  • 13.6.5 ... CustomerListAdapter Activity ... 458
  • 13.6.6 ... CustomerDetailsActivity ... 460
  • 13.6.7 ... CustomerSearchActivity ... 465
  • 13.7 ... Running the App ... 469
  • 13.8 ... Summary ... 471
  • 14 ... Developing iOS Apps ... 473
  • 14.1 ... Getting Started ... 474
  • 14.1.1 ... iOS App Components ... 474
  • 14.1.2 ... Preparing the Development Environment ... 476
  • 14.1.3 ... Introducing the Example App ... 476
  • 14.2 ... Generating the Object API Classes ... 478
  • 14.3 ... Creating the Project ... 481
  • 14.4 ... Importing Libraries ... 483
  • 14.5 ... Importing Generated Code ... 485
  • 14.6 ... Implementing the App ... 486
  • 14.6.1 ... CustomerAppAppDelegate ... 486
  • 14.6.2 ... ConnectionController ... 489
  • 14.6.3 ... CustomerAppViewController ... 493
  • 14.6.4 ... ItemListViewController ... 498
  • 14.6.5 ... DetailViewController ... 504
  • 14.7 ... Running the App ... 510
  • 14.8 ... Summary ... 511
  • PART V ... Advanced Topics ... 513
  • 15 ... Using the Mobile Analytics Kit ... 515
  • 15.1 ... Introducing the Example App ... 516
  • 15.2 ... Creating the Hybrid App ... 518
  • 15.3 ... Copying MAKit Files ... 521
  • 15.3.1 ... Copying CSS Files ... 523
  • 15.3.2 ... Copying Images Associated with CSS ... 524
  • 15.3.3 ... jQuery Style Sheets ... 524
  • 15.3.4 ... General Images ... 525
  • 15.3.5 ... Copying JavaScript Files ... 525
  • 15.4 ... Creating a Simple Column Chart ... 527
  • 15.4.1 ... Modifying the Current App ... 527
  • 15.4.2 ... Developing Code ... 529
  • 15.4.3 ... Testing the App ... 535
  • 15.5 ... Creating a Zooming Chart ... 538
  • 15.5.1 ... MBOs ... 539
  • 15.5.2 ... Flow Design Changes ... 539
  • 15.5.3 ... Developing Code ... 541
  • 15.5.4 ... Testing the App ... 548
  • 15.6 ... Summary ... 550
  • 16 ... SAP Support for Open Platforms ... 553
  • 16.1 ... Introduction to Third-Party Frameworks ... 553
  • 16.2 ... SAP Partnerships ... 556
  • 16.2.1 ... Adobe PhoneGap ... 556
  • 16.2.2 ... Sencha Touch ... 557
  • 16.2.3 ... Appcelerator Titanium ... 561
  • 16.3 ... REST Services Apps ... 562
  • 16.4 ... Summary ... 563
  • 17 ... CRM Lite Case Study ... 565
  • 17.1 ... The Scenario ... 565
  • 17.2 ... Defining MBOs ... 566
  • 17.2.1 ... Queries and Server Queries ... 567
  • 17.2.2 ... Customer MBO ... 570
  • 17.2.3 ... Products and Categories MBOs ... 571
  • 17.2.4 ... Employee MBO ... 573
  • 17.2.5 ... Sales Orders and Sales Order Items MBOs ... 574
  • 17.2.6 ... Purchase Orders MBO ... 575
  • 17.3 ... Developing the Hybrid App ... 576
  • 17.3.1 ... Designing the Standard App ... 576
  • 17.3.2 ... Customizing the App ... 584
  • 17.4 ... Summary ... 608
  • ... The Authors ... 609
  • ... Index ... 611



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  1. Good book to get started

    Posted by Avinash on Mar 12th, 2014

    Very detailed book for beginners to follow and understand the fundamentals of SMP and start building apps


  2. Helpful book!

    Posted by Anonymous on Mar 2nd, 2014

    Really helpful book, covers all topics. However it is going to need an update soon with changes in SMP 3.0


  3. Good book for beginners and pro

    Posted by AKR on Feb 5th, 2014

    This books is very good for someone new to SMP.
    If you already have knowledge or experience with Mobility, then this a must have book for you.



  4. Posted by Anonymous on Feb 1st, 2014

    I have just received the book and start read, looks great!


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