Client Look and Feel

Client Look and Feel settings include applying your own brand to the Open Mobile client, as well as determining the visual display settings for features such as the Quick Launch toolbar, SMS, and RSS displays.

Branding

You can style your version of the Open Mobile client by applying brands you have already created in Manage Brands. You should already have created one or more brands before applying them to a client profile.

Only a single brand may be assigned to a profile at one time.

Brands are supported by clients built for all versions of Open Mobile for Windows, for versions 1.2 and later of Open Mobile for Mac OS X, for versions 1.3 and later of Open Mobile for Android, and for versions 2.1.0 and later of Open Mobile for iOS.

Windows 1.x Clients

To apply a brand and styling to a Windows 1.x client:

  1. On the Configure Profile page, under Brands and Features, click Configure.
  2. Click Select a Brand. Then, under Client Branding, select a brand from the drop-down list of previously created brands.
  3. Click Customize Visual Style. Then, select the visual style for the client Quick Launch, RSS, Search, and SMS settings.
  4. Click Save.

Windows 2.x or Express Clients

For Windows 2.x (or Express) clients, you can apply an existing brand, or apply a brand based on the settings in an existing Windows 1.x profile.

To apply a brand to a Windows 2.x or Express client:

  1. On the Configure Profile page, under Brands and Features, click Configure.
  2. Under Assign a brand to this profile, select one of the following:
    • Choose a published brand for <platform>: Select to apply a brand you have already created.
    • Choose a brand based on an existing profile: Select to apply an existing brand, based on the settings in an existing Windows 1.x profile.
  3. Select the brand or profile from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Save.

Mac Clients

To apply a brand and styling to a Mac client:

  1. On the Configure Profile page, under Brands and Features, click Configure.
  2. Click Select a Brand. Then, under Client Branding, select a brand from the drop-down list of previously created brands.
  3. Click Customize Visual Style. Then, select the visual style for the client Quick Launch, RSS, Search, and SMS settings.
  4. Click Save.

Android 2.x Clients

To apply a brand and styling to an Android 2.x client:

  1. On the Configure Profile page, under Brands and Features, click Configure.
  2. Click Select a Brand. Then, under Client Branding, select a brand from the drop-down list of previously created brands.
  3. Click Save.

iOS Clients 2.1.0 and later

To apply a brand and styling to an iOS client:

  1. On the Configure Profile page, under Brands and Features, click Configure.
  2. Click Select a Brand. Then, under Client Branding, select a brand from the drop-down list of previously created brands.
  3. Click Save.

Customize Visual Style (Mac)

Visual style settings for Mac include informational features such as RSS and Search.

RSS Settings

You can enable an RSS feed in Open Mobile, specifying a single URL for news and headlines to be streamed to users.

Search

You can define an Internet search engine for use with Open Mobile. If enabled, users will be able to perform Internet searches directly in Open Mobile. To enable search, select it in the Open Mobile Portal. Then, upload a search file, which is an HTML file formatted as follows:

  • The file must be self-contained, requiring no additional resources uploaded, but may reference external or internet resources. It should not refer to itself, as the upload process may change the filename.
  • Maximum size of the search window in Open Mobile is 319 pixels wide by 125 pixels high.
  • Specify html { overflow: auto } in the CSS line to prevent the vertical scrollbar from showing.
  • Avoid the use of any scripts, if possible.

An example search file is shown here, enabling search on a popular search engine.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
  <title>MySearchPage</title>
    <meta name="created" content="Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:28:23 GMT" />
  <meta name="description" content="" />
  <meta name="keywords" content="" />
  <style type="text/css">
  html {
        overflow: auto;
  }
  <!--
.body {
	height: 125px;
	width: 319px;
	background-color: #EFEFEF;
	color: #000000;
	max-width: 319px;
	max-height: 125px;
}
-->
</style>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000" link="#0000FF" vlink="#800080" alink="#FF0000" leftmargin="0px" topmargin="0px">
<div class="body">
<form action="http://www.google.com/cse" id="cse-search-box" target="_blank">
  <div>
    <input type="hidden" name="cx" value="013516449520835724295:3fa3ka1eqy4" />
    <input type="hidden" name="ie" value="UTF-8" />
    <input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
    <input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
  </div>
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/cse/brand?form=cse-search-box&lang=en"></script>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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