A lot of blogs are buzzing about the news that IBM will be releasing a special Lotus Notes mail client for the iPhone next week at Lotusphere but until I see it I’m just going to continue using my Lotus Notes mail on my iPhone.
That’s right, you can already use your Lotus Notes mail on the iPhone. You don’t need to purchase any extra software and everything you need to get it up and running is right there in your current Lotus Notes environment. I’ll give you a clue… LOAD IMAP.
I will wait till I see the new offering from IBM next week before I give a final opinion, however my initial thoughts are that this app MUST integrate into the iPhones mail client software, the last thing a business user needs is a separate icon on the iPhone home screen just for Lotus Notes email. If they do go down the separate icon route then it has to be a real application and not a pointer to a Domino Web Access iPhone client otherwise it would not have the ability to notify you of new emails.
So till the application is unveiled next week, I’ll just keep on using my Lotus Notes mail with my iPhone.