#jBPM Mobile: Task Lists & Process Mgmt

Hi everyone, this time I would to share a community effort related with building a Mobile implementation of the jBPM Console NG. There are some screens which really make sense to access from a Mobile Device. This post is about which features are currently provided and how you can get involved in the development of such features.

Technology Stack: MGWT + Uberfire

All the jBPM Console and KIE Workbench is built using Uberfire which relies on Errai and GWT. For that reason, it was a logical step to use MGWT to build a hybrid application (between native and web app) that allows us to interact with some of the functionality that is currently provided by the jBPM Console and the KIE-Workbench. MGWT give us the power of reusing all the GWT exposed backends providing UIs that fits better for Mobile Devices, such as phones and tablets. By reusing all the backend logic we can make sure that the functionality being consumed by mobile devices is exactly the same used to support the stable version of the Web UI in our products. One of the main goals is to provide a lightweight implementation that serves for both Android and iOS devices, it is fast and flexible so it can be extended and adapted for different business needs.

Demo

Here you can see a short video showing the UI, and how you can interact at the same time with the Web UI and the Mobile UI.

Get Involved

All the work was done by Tomáš Livora and it was part of his Bachelor Thesis that you can find here:

 https://is.muni.cz/th/396542/fi_b/thesis.pdf (<- if you are interested

Tomáš did a great initial work, but there is a lot of room for other community contributions, regarding testing, documentation and more features. For now you can find all the source code of this implementation in a branch of the  jbpm console ng repository: https://github.com/droolsjbpm/jbpm-console-ng/tree/mobile-integration Please get in touch if you are willing to collaborate or if you want to know more about the project.

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7 thoughts on “#jBPM Mobile: Task Lists & Process Mgmt”

  1. Is a great post, Right now I’m in a new project using the red hat bpm suite, in this days I found a great problem, I have some process (50-60), and this process are changing all the time (maybe 3 times in a year), the screens also must change, what is the best approach for solve this problem, dynamic screens-forms, many wars (one for each process version), or use de jbpm console and put all the effort in customise it

    Thanks and regards

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    1. Hi Rene,
      Which version of the bpm suite? If you are running under a subscription you will need to contact red hat to get support.
      Here in my blog I’m writing about the community projects.
      Regards

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  2. This is only my opinion, but I think that if you can define your requirements better, customising the console via the community projects can help you a lot to deliver custom and more advanced solutions than the generic ones provided by the project.
    If you take a look at the jbpm console ng repository you will find that each section of the console is a module with three sub modules: api, backend and client. If you are planning to provide custom and advanced forms I will suggest you to do it in GWT and using that project structure. We are currently working in a generic way to add custom (coded forms) into the platform, that we hope to stabilise for the future version of the community project (maybe 6.3)

    HTH

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    1. Hi there, we are working on a new mobile suite at the moment, but there are a couple of PoC around, look for my blog posts about that.
      For wildfly deployment just look at the official documentation or even just download the jbpm installer that does that for you.
      Regards

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