Our friends at Apple are featuring IBM Lotus iNotes Ultralite on their web applications page. After spending over four years reminding everyone that what was iNotes is now Domino Web Access, someone has now decided that we’re going to call it iNotes again… which is actually quite cool because it fits in with the Apple trend of putting ‘i’ in front of everything.
iNotes Ultralite is basically Domino-based e-mail, calendar and contacts accessed through the iPhone’s Safari browser, and the user interface and functionality has been specifically designed for the iPhone. The other very important aspect of iNotes Ultralite is that it’s based on IBM Lotus Domino, and therefore has all the advantages of scalability, security, manageability and robustness… not to mention a consistent architecture which will be upgrade-able in the future. That means you won’t have to rip it out, migrate the data and replace it with a completely new architecture to get to the next version (unlike another solution I could mention).
There’ll be some updates to iNotes Ultralite when we ship Domino 8.5 later this year… and we’ll have more Apple / Lotus symbiosis as IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 for the Mac will be released at the same time.