RoomFinder Application without SDK

Once you launch the Room Finder application, you will enter Exchange URL and authentication credentials to log in to see the available meeting rooms.

In this section, we are going to take a quick tour of RoomFinder App without AirWatch SDK enhancements. In the later sections, we will explore how we can leverage SDK functionality to auto-configure the app to improve user experience.

1. Install the RoomFinder app using Android Studio

1.1. Launch Android Studio

Launch Android Studio
  1. Launch Finder on your Mac and navigate to the folder "Applications".
  2. Launch "Android Studio".

1.2. Launch android-roomFinder project from Desktop

Launch android-roomFinder project from Desktop
  1. Launch android-roomfinder from Desktop

1.3. Build Project

Build Project
  1. From the Build options, select "Rebuild Project".
  2. Navigate to "Gradle Console".
  3. Confirm that you see the message "BUILD SUCCESSFUL".

1.4. Run the application on the Android Device

Run the application on the Android Device
  1. After a successful build, click on the icon to Run the Application.
  2. Select the Android device connected to your USB. (Note: This screenshot may differ depending on the device which is connected to your USB).
  3. Click "OK" to install the app on the device.

2. Explore vanilla Room Finder app

Explore vanilla Room Finder app
  1. Enter URL as "https://us8.airwlab.com".
  2. Enter username as "dworkshop".
  3. Enter password as "VMware1!"
  4. Click "LOGIN".

2.1. Select Location

Select Location
  1. If you are logged in successfully, you will see the location as "AtlantaOffice". Click on it to find the available Rooms.

2.2. Available Rooms

Available Rooms
  1. You will now see the available conference rooms from Atlanta office.

3. Summary

Notice that how we have to enter all the configuration information (URL, Auth credentials etc.) to get to the list of conference rooms. In the next section, we will see how we can auto-configure these values securely to minimize the user inputs by leveraging AirWatch SDK enhancements.

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