New Features Progress Update
Progress Update: I have the Web Browser complete, all I have to do is skin it.
I currently have the basic coded part of the Calendar/Contacts/Email module complete. All I have to do is move things around and make the interface finger friendly. This module downloads all of your Microsoft Outlook appointments, your addressbook and any emails in your Inbox. If you are on a corporate network, then it will prompt the user for their login information when the user initiates the download process. With Outlook 2003 it also has the security prompt which the user must select; allow access for 1 minute. It then copies all of the information into a database that is stored in the local program directory. It uses a basic Microsoft Access database so the information could be used elsewhere if needed. The module will feature a hotkey lookup for Contacts and Email. The Calendar will have a full month view with indicators on days that have events (similar to the palm pilot calendar in month view), and also a view to select events from a list. Im still working out the way the information is best shown on the screen, this will take me a week or so more to complete. Keep checking back for updates.
Outlook Calendar Contacts and Email Module Progress
Just about have this module complete. This is what I have so far.
In the Calendar view, the user sees a standard calendar and is able to browse through the months and dates. The days that have an appointment will show with a grey block, if the user clicks on the day with the blocks it opens the appointment
In the Contacts view, the user sees a list of their contacts and is able to scroll up and down and select them.
* The user can also click on the search box and the on screen keyboard will appear and allow the user to do a partial letter search sorting the list either last name first or first name first.
In the Email view, the user has a small list of emails showing the subject, the user can select the item and it will show the email. The From, To, CC, subject and body of the email shows.
When the user clicks on the Download buttons on each section, it prompts outlook for access in Outlook 2003 because of the security features. Outlook XP and below dont do this. Then it places the data into a database which allows the user to be mobile. The data is only updated when it downloads.