Aptora Mobile – Server & Browser Requirements
Aptora Mobile II is a browser based system; there is no special hardware or software needed other than an internet browser and internet connection. Although, if you are on Android you can get the app from your devices app store. Aptora Mobile II may be accessed from almost any device that can connect to the internet with a browser. All major browsers are compatible including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, as well as mobile browsers such as those found on Android™, iPhone®, and Windows Phone® devices. Please be sure to keep these programs updated as this can affect performance. That being said, there are general guidelines for server hosting specifications.
|Processor (CPU)||1GHz||Multi-core server-grade processor|
|Hard Disk Space||1GB Available||20% or more of total disk space available|
|System RAM||512MB||2GB or more|
|Internet Information Server||IIS 7.0 configured wth personalized domain or sub-domain.|
|Web Domain||Registered Domain (e.g. aptora.com) or Sub-Domain (e.g. mobi.aptora.com)|
|Public IP Address||Static IP Address (i.e. provided by your ISP)|
|Secure Socket Layer||Certificate from Trusted Authority (e.g. GoDaddy.com, Verisign, etc.) assigned to the installed domain name.|
|Firewall/Router Configuration||Port Forwarding configured for TCP ports 80 and 443.|
|Total Office Manager||TOM Release Version 9.8.42 or above is required.|
Server Operating System
The following table lists the operating systems for the server intended to host Aptora Mobile II. Please keep in mind that the term “server” is being used loosely. Server simply refers to a host machine. Any computer that meets the requirements below can serve as your server.
|Operating system||Supported editions||Type|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||64-bit||Server|
|Windows Server 2012 (64-bit edition)||64-bit||Server|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1||64-bit||Server|
|Windows 8.1||32-bit and 64-bit||Client|
|Windows 8||32-bit and 64-bit||Client|
|Windows 7 SP1||32-bit and 64-bit||Client|
|Apple||iOS 3.2||iOS 6.1|
|Android||Android 2.1||Android 4.2|
|Windows Phone||Windows Phone 7.5||Windows Phone 8|
|Blackberry||Blackberry 6||Blackberry 10|
|Work Stations & Laptops||Chrome 16||Chrome 24|
|Safari 5||Safari 6|
|Firefox 10||Firefox 18|
|IE 8||IE 10|
|Opera 10||Opera 12|
We recommend an Android-based device with an approximate 9-inch screen. Nothing larger is necessary but we feel like a seven-inch screen is a bit too small. Of course, you will need a data plan. Our mobile software uses very little data. You will hardly notice a difference in data usage unless you upload a lot of photos and other files.If you are a manager and you don’t use the mobile device all day long during the course of your job, you might find your smartphone is totally adequate. You may also feel that a heavy duty case is not essential for owners and managers.Be sure the device you purchase is able to update to the latest operating system. Some devices cannot update to the latest OS, so be aware of that. In the future, we may add features that require a certain OS version number. An example might be Credit Card capture. This feature requires Nougat 7.0 or higher. We cannot guarantee that new features will work on your device because that situation might be out of our control.We don’t like to recommend a specific device or model number because specifications change and it is so much a matter of taste.
We have great respect for Apple hardware and software. However, we do not recommend Apple mobile devices at this time. That is because the process of rewriting the software, getting it approved, and getting it into the Apple Store means that Apple hardware users are always going to be behind what we offer the Android users. A bug fix or a feature can be released to Android users immediately. The same process currently takes about one month for Apple users. This does not apply to the browser version of our mobile software.