This article describes the impact of End of Sale of Aruba Meridian AppMaker for existing and potential Meridian customers.
AppMaker was a module in the cloud-based Meridian Editor that allowed the user to create pages and contents for a white label mobile app. It enabled the customer to build a mobile app pages from using pre-defined template, customize branding and design, incorporate user-relevant data and external web pages. The templated framework enabled a venue to quickly and easily create mapping, directories, sorted list pages, event pages, calendar pages, hosted web pages, customized proxy notifications and more.
The pages and content created by AppMaker can then be previewed or published as a fully functional mobile app. The admin user can use the Aruba Meridian mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to preview the app without having to publish it in the app stores. If desired, the pages and content already created may be published in the App Store as a white-label app without having to make any additional changes to the pages or contents.
Changes in Meridian
The following Aruba AppMaker SKUs are no longer available for sale as of December 31, 2020.
- JZ094AAE - Aruba Meridian AppMaker 1 year
- JZ099AAE - Aruba Meridian AppMaker 3 year
- JZ104AAE - Aruba Meridian AppMaker 5 year
Without AppMaker a customer will not have the ability to publish pages or content for a white-label mobile app.
Changes in Meridian Editor UI
Currently there are no changes to the UI in Meridian Editor. After December 31, 2021, the Home Screen and Theme features will be migrated to the Maps SKU and Pages, Events and Categories: Pages will no longer be visible in the Editor UI.
For questions regarding support for Meridian Editor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to the UI in Aruba Meridian mobile app is still unknown at this point.
POC and Customer Demos
For POC and customer demos, Aruba Meridian mobile app (formerly called "AppViewer") will continue to be available to allow the user to:
- view maps
- generate routes
- view placemarks
- wayfind using blue dot
- locate tags
Features no longer available are:
- view pages
- view calendar events
- publish a white label mobile app
Alternative to AppMaker
If your customer has an in-house app developer, they can develop their own mobile or web app using the Meridian SDKs and APIs.
If your customer does not have an in-house app developer and requires the assistance of a third-party app developer, they can contact any of the following preferred partners:
For an introduction, please contact Michael.Tennefoss@hpe.com.
The official announcement is published here: Aruba Meridian AppMaker End of Sale (EOS) & End of Support Life (EOSL) Announcement.
EOS Milestones are:
- Jul 31, 2020 - End of Sale (EOS) & End of Support Life (EOSL) announcement
- Dec 31, 2020 - End of Sale (EOS)
- Dec 31, 2021 - End of Support Life (EOSL)
For questions regarding the EOS & EOSL announcement, contact Aruba-EOS@hpe.com