The iPad-optimized HTML5 web app will be EOL concurrently with Jive 5, January 31, 2014, as noted in Product Support End of Life (EOL) Dates and Policy For clarity, the application I'm referring to is accessed via Safari on an iPad for communities with the Jive Mobile plugin installed. With Jive 6.0.1 we have introduced the Release of the Jive for iPad beta! which will serve iPad users going forward.
Please see the Jive Mobile for more information on the overall Jive Mobile product line.
Pursuant to standard software development practices and consistent with prior communications, Jive's policy for maintenance releases is to solely include fixes to issues identified since the prior release. To ensure smooth upgrades, new product features are purposely not introduced in the quarterly maintenance releases.
Furthermore, new features introduced in the latest version of Jive are not backported to previous versions by default. The rationale is the same as with maintenance releases; we aim to provide stability first and foremost and not force changes upon our customer base.
Please follow the Jive Release Schedule for the latest timing on upcoming releases.
Following the EOL of Jive 4.0, the original SBS Mobile application will soon be removed from iTunes. You may wish to update the mobile permissions for your community to ensure that your current users aren't impacted while concurrently removing the link to iTunes from profile pages. For example, current users could be added to a permission group with mobile access while excluding the rest of the community members.
Jive 4.5.6+ communities licensed with the mobile module can utilize the cross-platform HTML5 mobile web application and/or recently released native iPhone application. Details can be found in the Mobile group.
Jive is committed more than ever to the mobile enablement of our public and private communities. By making this move, we both eliminate confusion over which app is the latest in the App Store and can focus on delivering the best possible next-generation mobile experience.
If you have any questions related to your current Jive deployment and how this announcement may impact you please contact Jive Training and Support Resources or your account manager.
Jive Product Management
As announced in the Release Notes for Jive 5, Private Messages and the Jotlet.net Calendar Widget were deprecated as of Jive 5.0. As a reminder, when the next major version of Jive is shipped next year we will discontinue support of those features. Please note that by default, Private Messages are deactivated for Jive 5 communities as Direct Messages are a suitable and supported alternative. If you have any questions related to your current Jive deployment and how this announcement may impact you please contact Support or your account manager.
Jive Product Management