The Haiilo mobile app is the mobile version of your digital home. Based on your Haiilo Home, the mobile app gives you access from anywhere and anytime.
What this app requires and how it works, is summarized here and in other articles.
Installation & Configuration
Installing and setting up the app is quite simple:
- Access the app store on your Android or iOS mobile device
- Search for "Haiilo"
- Download app & open it
- Enter the URL of your Haiilo Home
- Enter login data
Please note that depending on the size of your Haiilo Home, the initial setup of your app after login may take a few minutes until all data is loaded in the background and you can use the app.
In general, there are the following permissions that a user can have to see the corresponding content in the app:
- App (exklusive)
- Enable timeline module
- Enable news module
- Enable homepages module
- Browser & App (mixed)
- Access other profiles
- Write and Receive Messages
- Access pages
- Access communities
- Access events
Please note that the permissions labeled "Browser & App (mixed)" overlap with the browser view, so they apply there as well. This means, for example, that a user with the permission "Access to pages" can access pages in both the app and the browser. Restricting these permissions to only one location (browser or app) does not work.
The moderator mode works in the app, but cannot be disabled or enabled there. This means that if a user has activated moderator mode in the browser, for example, this user will also see the tabs in the app (e.g. "Chat" or "News") to which he otherwise has no permissions because moderator mode gives him all permissions. For this to take effect, the user must activate Moderator Mode before logging in to the app, or close the app completely once after activation and reopen it.
Certain functions of the app require a specific Haiilo Home version in addition to the app version:
- The interaction bar for commenting and liking blog posts is implemented from version 21.1.0.
- The right to access the timeline ("Access to timeline") can be optionally assigned as of version 21.6.0.
- Direct playback of video files on external video platforms works from version 21.6.0.
- Access to the Google Workspace document repository is possible from 25.8.0.
- Access to M365 Share Point integration is possible from version 25.9.0.
- In-app notifications require at least version 28.1.0.
- In-app notifications are a requirement for subscribing to posts and "@mentions" in comments and creating posts
- "Magic Links" work from version 28.3.0.
- Not all apps and widgets can be accessed natively in the app. For some of them, the user jumps to the web view of Haiilo Home. A magic link saves the user from having to log in again to the web view and thus enables immediate access to the content called up.
- Access to home pages in the mobile app requires version 28.6.0.
- Voice messages can be sent and received within the app as of version 32.0.0.
- You can delete chat messages from version 28.6.1.
- SSO callbacks work as of version 32.5.0.
- Native content app works from version 35.4.0.
- RTE Widget for home pages works from version 35.4.0.
- Custom UI translations work from version 39.0.0. (this feature is not available for on-premise)
- Deep Links work from version 45.0.271.
Do you host your Haiilo yourself and have set firewalls or similar network restrictions? The following paths must remain accessible, otherwise access to the mobile app is not possible:
The hardware requirements differ between Android and iOS:
- Access to the official Google Play Store
- at least Android version 8.0 or newer
- at least 50 MB free disk space (300 MB recommended)
- at least 2 GB RAM or more
- at least iOS version 15.1 or newer (it the Haiilo Mobile App version 6.2.0 iOS 14 is no longer supported)
- at least 50 MB free disk space (300 MB recommended)
- the iPhone SE model or newer is recommended
The app offers various features, which we explain in more detail in individual articles:
The Haiilo mobile app (and a white labeled app) supports deep links, meaning if a user clicks on a link on mobile leading to Haiilo, they will be taken to the app and the corresponding area. These areas in Haiilo support deep links:
- Blog article
- Wiki article
- Timeline post
- Comms post
- File / Folder
- Blog app
- Wiki app
- Content app
- User profile
If your Haiilo platform uses a custom domain and the default app, deep linking is not possible.
Native apps & widgets
Haiilo mobile app can display various apps & widgets natively within the app.
Apps that cannot be displayed natively redirect the user to the mobile browser, and widgets that cannot be displayed natively are generally not displayed.
|iFrame||Yes (see notes)|
|Do you know?||No|
|Latest blog articles||Yes|
|Latest wiki articles||Yes|
|Code||Yes (see notes)|
|Rich text editor||Yes|
|Recommended blog articles||Yes|
|Plug-ins||Yes (see notes)|
Specials of widgets: plug-ins, iFrame and code widget
The plug-ins, iFrame and code widgets are developed natively for the Haiilo mobile app with special requirements:
- Scrolling within the plug-in is not supported (it is recommended to set a good default size of the plug-in)
- the chart plug-in is currently not supported for iOS
- iFrame widget
- Scrolling is currently not supported for Android
- an iFrame to another Haiilo URL does not work
- Code widget
- not all codes are supported
By the way, we completely understand if you want to provide your colleagues with the mobile app in your own design. To learn how to get the Haiilo app in your CI with a white-label solution, check out this article: Mobile App: White labeling.
Your own white label app can be rolled out to end users in a number of ways. In this article, you can find out which paths are available: Mobile app: Rollout scenarios.