Citrix Doc Finder
Doc Finder is a feature of Citrix Receiver that makes it easy for users to find and open the Enterprise docs they need from their mobile device. In this release, Doc Finder has been specifically optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch form factor. It is a Windows application that is installed and configured on XenApp servers and delivered to users as a hosted application. Users simply log-on from their iPhone using the Citrix Receiver app and select Doc Finder from their list of available applications. Doc finder then acts as a mini-Windows Explorer, enabling them to traverse folders and files. When they find the file they need to view, they simply select it and the application needed to view it opens automatically. Doc Finder provides a far simpler user experience for iPhone users than they would otherwise have using the full version Windows Explorer or if they opened the application first and then tried to locate the file the need.
Doc Finder is an excellent example of an app that can be built once but delivered to any device using Citrix XenApp. Let us know what you think of it and share some ideas of other apps may be applicable.
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The Doc Finder section starts at around 5:20.
Here is the complete video demo.
- Introducing Citrix Doc Finder, history, rational and more
- Interview with Chris Fleck Doc Finder topic is covered starting around 11 minutes mark
- Citrix releases an ICA client for the Apple iPhone. Is this the future of Windows apps on mobile devices?
Thanks to the following people for contributing to the project:
Abolfazl Sirjani; Adam Marano; Al Grandville; Brian Ehlert; Chris Fleck; Erick Verlangieri; Gus Pinto ; Jeff Thorslund; Jenny Berger; Lise Pilot; Mark Templeton; Min-Chih Lu Earl; Marcus Taylor; Pedro Llaguno; Ray (Ruiguo) Yang ; Vaibhav Chugh ; Vinny Sosa