I wanted to take a few minutes to give a sneak peak of something I am working on and am pretty excited about. With the release of the Citrix Receiver client for the iPhone I started thinking of ways to make the mobile format useful for administration purposes. I had a general idea in my head and when I saw 'Doc Finder' it became the inspiration for how to implement it.
Keep in mind that this is a very early concept version but I wanted to get a preview of it out there so that I can incorporate any feedback into the app itself. I am looking for the most common XenApp admin tasks that would need to be accomplished quickly and easily when away from the office. Let's face it, most of us would never use a mobile device for full farm administration as it is far too cumbersome. This is why I am gearing this towards completing tasks that a Citrix admin would usually need to complete when say, at lunch. How many times have we, as admins, been called while at lunch with reports of a server flaking out and are powerless to do anything about it? That's why I think this will be a huge plus in those corporations that will allow the use of the iPhone.
Take a look at a quick preview here. The video was recorded while shadowing a session on an iPod Touch running the app.
I would love to hear any initial feedback and/or suggestions. Eventually I plan to expand this to allow administration of XenServer and Netscaler (Hooray for VPX).