Elastic: Status bar for mail compose options on mobile

On mobile the mail composer options and attachments list is not visible from the main screen. To give the user a quick indication of most important options I created a status bar widget on the main screen.

In the future we can add some more icons, but for now there are the most important ones. The paper-clip icon indicates attached files. The other two indicate enabled Enigma’s sign and encrypt options. Clicking on any of them will move the user to Options and Attachments view.

compose-status-bar

Folder sharing in Files

Kolab_files plugin adds “cloud” storage to Roundcube. It uses Kolab’s storage abstraction service called Chwala, which aside of Kolab storage supports also Seafile and WebDAV. Because it’s a different API we couldn’t just use the existing ACL plugin which operates on IMAP only.

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Elastic: Improved mail composer

It has been noticed in the early usability tests of the new Elastic skin that mail composing page is not very user friendly. We noted quite a lot of different issues there. I started working on these and this includes quite a significant change to the page layout.

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Mattermost (chat) integration

These days a chat application is a must-have for a groupware system. Kolab did some work in that direction in the past, but that didn’t really give good results yet. So, on a customer request, we decided to try another approach and integrate an existing open source chat application (actually that’s what we usually do). Read more to see how that works and how it opens ways to integrate other chat applications more easily.

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Elastic: Calendar

Two weeks ago I presented you the Tasks plugin on Elastic. 40KB of css code later I present to you the Calendar plugin. It involved also some refactorings and improvements in php/javascript code for better unification.

Just take a look at some screenshots. KolabNow users can test this live via the beta programme.

elastic-calendar

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Elastic: Kolab Tasks

Tasks (tasklist) plugin was next on my list of Kolab plugins to add support for the Elastic skin. It took slightly more time than I expected, but it is because I worked on the Calendar in the same time. It’s because both plugins use the same (or similar) user interface elements. Continue reading