Today, important tasks are not only performed at fixed workstations but are also discussed and coordinated with (external) stakeholders locally. In most cases, up-to-date information and facts must be available for such meetings. Here, mobile devices offer a suitable addition to the workplace in the office. They transport selected documents to different locations, give an overview of the current situation and allow feedback to the control center if the corresponding network access is available.
Nowadays, mobile applications are mostly based on tablets or smartphones. In this case, information must be displayed on relatively small screens and operated via multitouch gestures. Since employees often switch between workplace systems and mobile applications, the different frontends should be based on a common interaction model.