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As the importance of mobile intranet access is increasing, Linchpin Mobile provides users with an optimized mobile version for essential Linchpin and Confluence features as a native app for iOS and Android.

Linchpin Mobile focuses on making it easy for users to find and consume information rather than creating, but also lets users comment to participate and collaborate via their mobile device.



General

The mobile view provides access to the basic Confluence and Linchpin features but is restricted due to technical limitations (e.g. the Microblog timeline is not available). A VPN tunnel is required on the mobile device to access a Confluence or Linchpin instance running behind a firewall.

Linchpin Mobile offers optimized mobile versions of the most important Linchpin apps and allows users to access a wide variety of content. It also provides an easy and secure login mechanism that can be extended by using the Linchpin Mobile Gateway to easily access behind-the-firewall instances without the need for a VPN tunnel.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access any Linchpin and Confluence instance.

  • Users can generate QR codes for easy and secure login to Linchpin Mobile.

  • Access all Linchpin and Confluence apps and content.

  • VPN required to access Confluence and Linchpin instances running behind a firewall.

  • Access any Linchpin and Confluence instance.

  • Switching between instances requires a new browser tab as well as entering the instance’s URL and user credentials.

  • No easy and secure QR code login available.

  • Not all apps and content are accessible due to technical limitations. Basic mobile versions of Enterprise News Bundle and Linchpin User Profiles are available.

  • VPN required to access Confluence and Linchpin instances running behind a firewall.

  • Access any Confluence and Linchpin instance.

  • Easy and secure login via QR codes.

  • Once a login is added switching between instances is done within seconds.

  • Optimized versions of the following Linchpin apps: Enterprise News Bundle, Microblogging for Confluence, Linchpin User Profiles.

  • Optional: Access Confluence and Linchpin instances behind a firewall without a VPN tunnel by using the Linchpin Mobile Gateway.



News

The features available in the mobile view and Linchpin Mobile are almost identical when it comes to news. Image upload and adding to the watch list are exclusively available via the mobile view, while basic formatting (e.g. formatted list, bold) for comments and replies, as well as mobile-specific news stream personalization are available exclusively in Linchpin Mobile.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access all features of the Enterprise News Bundle app for Confluence.


Highlights:

  • Create, view and edit news articles.

  • Add comments and replies on news articles.

  • ‘Like’ news articles, comments and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • Upload images and files to news articles, comments and replies.

  • Mention other users to notify them when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Add rich text elements to news articles, comments and replies.

  • Watch/stop watching news articles.

  • Save news articles to read later.

  • Share news articles with other users, groups, via email or short link.

  • Access Corporate and Personal News Feeds.

  • View news articles with all details as rich text.

  • ‘Like’ news articles, comments and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • View comments for a news article with all details as rich text.

  • Add comments and replies on news articles.

  • Upload images when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Mention other users to notify them when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Watch/stop watching news articles.

  • Access Corporate and Personal News feeds.

  • View news articles with all details as rich text.

  • ‘Like’ news articles, comments and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • View comments for a news article with all details as rich text.

  • Add comments and replies on news articles.

  • Mention other users to notify them when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Include rich text elements (e.g. bullet point list, bold) when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Mobile specific news stream personalization via Confluence administration.



Microblog

Access to the Microblog timeline is available exclusively in Linchpin Mobile as it’s not supported by the mobile view.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access all features of the Microblogging for Confluence app.


Highlights:

  • Create, view and edit microblog posts.

  • Add new replies on microblog posts.

  • ‘Like’ microblog posts and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • Upload images and files to microblog posts and replies.

  • Mention other users to notify them when adding a new microblog post or reply.

  • Add rich text elements to microblog posts and replies.

  • Share microblog posts via a short link.

  • Edit topic and space subscriptions for the microblog timeline.

  • Filter the microblog timeline based on spaces and topics.

  • Access to the Microblog timeline is unavailable.

  • Access the Microblog timeline.

  • View microblog posts with all details as rich text.

  • ‘Like’ microblog posts and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • View replies for a microblog post with all details as rich text.

  • Add new replies on microblog posts.

  • Add new microblog posts to the timeline.

  • Select a topic when adding a new microblog post.

  • Upload images when adding a new microblog post or reply.

  • Mention other users to notify them when adding a new microblog post or reply.

  • Include rich text elements (e.g. bullet point list, bold) when adding a new microblog post or reply.

  • Edit topic and space subscriptions for the microblog timeline.



Contacts

The mobile view offers access to a user’s profile information as well as a basic search for people in the company’s directory. Linchpin Mobile offers all the features available in the mobile view, plus quick access to favorite contacts and an advanced search feature.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access all features of the Linchpin User Profiles app for Confluence.


Highlights:

  • Access the company directory.

  • Edit your own user profile.

  • Add/Remove favorite contacts.

  • Call, email or message contacts.

  • Search for a colleague’s name or by entering profile information (any field).

  • Access to the company directory via search, only using limited contact detail fields available in Confluence profiles.

  • Call or email contacts.

  • Search functionality (name only).

  • Access the company directory using all contact detail fields available in Confluence profiles.

  • Quick-access list for favorite contacts.

  • Add/Remove favorite contacts.

  • Call, email or message contacts directly from within Linchpin Mobile.

  • Search for a colleague’s name or by entering profile information (any field), e.g. to find a colleague with particular skills or software knowledge.



Navigation

Navigation in the mobile view functions in the same way as website navigation in a mobile browser. Most interaction happens by tapping links or searching for content, plus basic functionality is accessible via a menu. Linchpin Mobile offers a variety of menu layers, a persistent main navigation menu on the bottom to quickly access all integrated Linchpin apps and the expert search for colleagues, Confluence spaces and content.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access all features of the Navigation Menu Editor app and Confluence.


Highlights:

  • Navigation bar based on Navigation Menu Editor app for Confluence.

  • Main menu to access personal information and spaces.

  • Space directory.

  • Page tree navigation for Confluence spaces and pages.

  • Recently visited pages.

  • Saved for later list (favorite pages).

  • Watch list.

  • Tasks list.

  • Notification center.

  • Direct access to a limited set of features via a menu (dashboard, recently viewed pages, notifications, tasks, switch to desktop version, logout).

  • Search functionality for people (name only) and content.

  • Navigate content by tapping on links.

  • Navigation bar to switch between Linchpin apps (News, Microblog, Contacts, Pages).

  • Main menu to access additional features (recently visited pages, saved for later pages, feedback, app information, switch system).

  • Access to Confluence space directory, page tree, saved for later pages and recently visited pages.

  • Search functionality for contacts (advanced search using all profile fields), Confluence spaces and content.

  • Navigation using mobile specific technologies (swipe gestures, animations for improved user experience, operating system-specific look and feel).

  • Navigate content by tapping on links.



Confluence pages

Pages are the core feature of Confluence and provide a wide variety of options to create, edit and collaborate on topics and information. The mobile view comes with basic functionality for viewing and commenting on pages while the Linchpin Mobile app provides more advanced collaboration features such as sharing content and accessing file attachments.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access all features of Confluence.


Highlights:

  • Create, view and edit Confluence pages, blog posts and file attachments.

  • Add new comments and replies on pages and blog posts.

  • ‘Like’ pages, blog posts, comments and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • Upload images and files to pages, blog posts, comments and replies.

  • Mention other users to notify them when creating a new page or blog post or when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Add rich text elements to pages, blog posts, comments and replies.

  • Share pages and blog posts with other users, groups, via email or short link.

  • Save pages and blog posts for reading later.

  • Watch/Stop watching pages and blog posts.

  • View, download and open file attachments.

  • Access Confluence pages, blog posts, tasks and notifications.

  • View pages and blog posts with all details as rich text.

  • ‘Like’ pages, blog posts, comments and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • View comments for pages and blog posts with all details as rich text.

  • Add new comments and replies on pages and blog posts.

  • Upload images when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Mention other users to notify them when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Watch/Stop watching pages and blog posts.

  • Access Confluence pages, blog posts and file attachments.

  • View pages and blog posts with all details as rich text.

  • ‘Like’ pages, blog posts, comments and replies/Remove ‘likes’.

  • View comments for pages and blog posts with all details as rich text.

  • Add new comments and replies on pages and blog posts.

  • Mention other users to notify them when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Include rich text elements (e.g. bullet point list, bold) when adding a new comment or reply.

  • Share pages with other users, groups, via email or short link.

  • Save pages and blog posts for reading later.

  • Watch/Stop watching pages and blog posts.

  • View, download and open file attachments.



Administration features

The mobile view does not offer any settings to configure functionality as an administrator. Linchpin Mobile comes with settings for news personalization and mobile access management.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access all administration features of Confluence and the Linchpin apps.


Highlights:

  • Personalize the user experience within Linchpin based on various profile information provided by each user (e.g. news sections, microblog topics, profile fields).

  • No specific administration features available in the mobile view, except to disable it.

  • Personalize the users' news streams to match their department, location or language settings.

  • Generate login QR codes for other users (e.g. if they do not have access to Confluence yet and thus cannot generate their own login code).

  • See all registered mobile devices for any user.

  • Manage mobile devices for any user and remotely revoke access if necessary (e.g. if a device is lost or stolen).



Branding features

Branding for the mobile view is very limited and only allows you to customize a few elements like the corporate logo in the header bar. Linchpin Mobile’s optional branding package delivers a fully-customized standalone native app (iOS + Android) for each customer and supports a wide variety of customizations.


Full desktop browser access

Mobile view

Native app (Linchpin Mobile)

  • Access all features of Confluence and the Linchpin Theme Plugin.


Highlights:

  • Change the look of Confluence to match your company’s corporate design with the Linchpin Theme Plugin.

  • Apply basic design customization (e.g. corporate logo in header bar, color scheme) via the Linchpin Theme Plugin.

  • Optional branding package.

  • Fully customized app based on the Linchpin Mobile features.

  • Unique app identifier to deliver each customized app as a standalone product.

  • Customized app will receive all feature updates, bug fixes and security patches released for Linchpin Mobile.

  • Custom app icon, app name, launch screen, logo, login area, text labels, tutorial screenshots.

  • Customized color palette matching your corporate design.

  • Optional: Availability in iOS AppStore and Google Play.

  • Deployment via app stores, Apple's Volume Purchase Program, Mobile Device Management system or manually installable files.






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