We all heard the announcements around Project Pink headed by Jason R. Gary, the future of IBM Connections. Attending the conference we could admire him all clad out in pink.
However there is something more going on (and I'm not talking about his "don style" haircut). Besides the pink suit, Jason has been spotted in a deep purple jacket on several occasions, like his FossASIA talk. Digging deeper it seems IBM collaboration projects are now colour coded. Purple is chosen quite deliberately: The color purple is a rare occurring color in nature and as a result is often seen as having sacred meaning. Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.
You might have guessed it: it is the next generation of IBM Notes! Not one of the
feature packs, but an entire new generation. Under the influence Jason admitted: "We took the Notes Client source code and compiled it with XCode for iOS. Guess what: it worked. Cocoa needs some work, but it isn't rocket science"
There you have it! After banning Notes clients from your desktop, instead of relying on the IBM Client Application Access, you just can launch IBM Notes Native for iOS™ on your iPad and continue working. Any improvements and updates are automatically rolled out using the Apple app shop. Availability will be April 1st, 2018.
We live in interesting times!