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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal - Now as an App for your mobile device

Our team has been working on an application that would eventually replace the existing web-site based Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal (WMDP), as we see the trend of warehouses relying more and more on phone-based devices with added scanner capabilities (Honeywell Dolphin 75e, for example).

We are happy to announce that the app is now publicly available.
Installation and configuration instructions,  as well as download links, can be found on the Dynamics 365 for Operations wiki website:

The app works on Windows 10 devices, as well as Android devices. iOS is not supported, since such devices are generally not used in warehouses due to high cost and some technical limitations.

The app only works with Dynamics 365 for Operations, so older releases like AX 2012 R3 can only use the old WMDP web site.

The app is an alternative front-end to all the business logic and screen generation logic in X++, so does not contain any business logic inside, similar to the old WMDP.

As you will see, we have re-worked the user interface, focusing on showing as few controls as possible at once, adding cards for showing grouped data like on-hand info, work list, etc. A special keyboard to entering quantities, support for scanning, etc.

Here is how the app looks on a Windows Phone:

Log in screen for new WMDP app

We are very excited to get this out into your hands and are looking for feedback. So don't be shy :)

Update 2017-01-20: Read a much more detailed description from Markus on the SCM blog: