CNX Nitro iAdmin makes full-screen administrative tasks on IBM i doable on a smartphone or tablet.
CNX has ventured beyond its Valence Framework for IBM i and application development with a new administration-focused app for IBM i -- Nitro iAdmin. CNX says the new app makes typical full-screen administrative tasks on IBM i, like WRKACTJOB, WRKJOBQ, and WRKOUTQ, easily manageable from the convenience of a smartphone or tablet.
The company first unveiled iAdmin as an "app in development" during a lunch session at the Omni user group near Chicago this summer, and because it elicited so much interest there, CNX decided to make it available not only as part of its latest Valence release (3.2) but as a standalone app. CNX says it is also working on an iAdmin desktop companion app (for use on a regular PC or laptop) that will be released as an update sometime in December.
Nitro iAdmin, included as part of the Valence Framework, represents the newest addition to the Nitro family of apps introduced in prior Valence Framework releases, which includes Nitro File Editor for displaying/editing IBM i database files in a browser, and Nitro App Builder for building browser-based query and dashboard apps with no programming. Nitro iAdmin is also available to the IBM i community as a standalone app, downloadable from the CNX website as self-contained software that does not require the Valence Framework.
The Nitro iAdmin app can also be sampled without download by navigating to iadmin.cnxcorp.com in a mobile browser, which runs the app directly from an IBM i partition at CNX for demonstration purposes.
“Although many software vendors have released commercial products using Valence Framework technology, the Nitro iAdmin standalone app marks CNX’s first foray into the standalone app market,” notes Richard Milone, CNX Chief Technical Officer. “It broadens our reach to the IBM i community, as Nitro iAdmin is a utility that can be put to work regardless of your company’s web or mobile development strategy.”
The Nitro iAdmin standalone app, available on a 30-day trial basis, is available at a promotional price of $995 per IBM i through December 31, after which it will revert to $1495.
(Pricing for the Valence Framework remains the same as before. The core framework can be used free for a limited number of users on a single IBM i partition under terms of a Community Developer license. The Nitro features require an Enterprise License, $4,995 per IBM i (regardless of size or number of developers), though the Nitro apps are free for anyone to use on a trial basis for up to 30 days upon download.)