3 VERDE/VERDEOS 8.2.x Android Hand Held Device Client Options

3 VERDE/VERDEOS 8.2.x Android Hand Held Device Client Options

Product Line:  VERDE

With the VERDE/VERDEOS 8.2 release, there are new Android clients for hand held devices. 

The first 2 options, involve the Google Play Store.  But, these you must access via your Android device.

If you go to the Google Play Store and do a search on ‘Verde VDI’ you should see both installs. (see icons below).

The first one is the VDI Launcher for Microsoft RD client.



This one is called the ‘Launcher for Microsoft RD Client’ and requires the Microsoft RD Client app to also be installed.  This is for Customers that require the Microsoft RD client interface. 

This version does not support Organizaitons nor Single Sign-on.  This Launcher version for RD Client caused Windows to display a secondary Windows Login screen that takes a little manipulating, since you have to re-enter the Username data from the format:   jborsini@verde      to ==>    verde\jborsini     Then you can enter your Password.

The Username ‘jborsini@verde’ is not recognized and you have to re-type it in the format:   domain\username


The second version, again must be accessed via your Android device using the Google Play Store.The second app is the full Verde VDI client app.  


With the full Verde app, you just enter your Credentials at the Connection screen and click ‘Connect to Desktop’ and it take you right to the Windows 10 Desktop (single sign-on).  The full version does not have a Mouse pointer. The Launcher version does present the Mouse pointer. Apparently you use your finger to double-click Icons to launch desktop applications.  There is a button at the top-center that you can click to list ‘[Keyboard]  [Function Keys] and [Disconnect]’.  It does allow you to zoom the Windows screen using your thumb and index finger, but the default is to auto-size the screen to present the full Windows desktop.

 
Finally, 

Here's the third option.  You can download from the application from the store (you don't need to do this via the Android device):


***TAKE NOTE***  From an Android you can access the Verde Windows VM using an HTML5 browser (mobile versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).  And from an iPhone/iPad, you can use the Dolphin browser from the App Store.

When entering the ‘Username’ field from the mobile Google Chrome browser, it always forces ‘CAPS’ on the first letter of the Username.

In my case, I was testing a Verde Local user:   jeff

 

But when I am prompted via the /uc5 page to enter my Username, Google Chrome makes the first letter ‘upper-case’ and my Login fails.

So I have to ‘down shift’ the CAPS on the first letter and then I am able to enter:  jeff     And my login is success.

This issue doesn’t happen on the Password field.  Only the Username field.

 

Just wanted you to know that.  This may also be true of Mozilla Firefox and maybe the Dolphin browser in iOS devices.

Customer Experience:

I just tested the Dolphin browser (downloaded from Google Play Store) and installed on my Android phone and it works great.  It even has a ‘full screen’ mode, by flicking the desktop ‘up’.  You can also use the 2-finger gesture to zoom the screen and with ‘full screen’, it makes it easier to navigate the Windows 10 desktop on my small Android screen.

 

I am guessing that the functionality would be the same with iOS devices using Dolphin browser.
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