Get Started with the Mobile Collection

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2015 04:51PM PDT

Summary: The ScienceCloud Mobile collection is a set of components for developing protocol tasks that can run in the Tasks app. This article provides an overview of how to get started with this collection.  

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The ScienceCloud Mobile collection provides components for developing protocol tasks that can run in the Tasks app. The collection is supported for both on-premises and cloud-based deployments. Documentation is available for using the components to design tasks, for publishing protocols for use with the app, and for configuring the app to connect to test and production servers.

ScienceCloud Tasks App for End Users

A "task" is a Pipeline Pilot protocol that is published on a Pipeline Pilot server for use in the Tasks app. This server could be hosted in ScienceCloud or at your site (on-premise). The ScienceCloud Tasks app can be installed on mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads and is available from the App Store.

When the Tasks app is opened on a device, a Welcome pane is displayed. From here, users can swipe to access features for running tasks.

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Note: For more details, see Tasks App Overview.

Mobile Collection for Tasks App Developers

Protocol developers design and test protocols in Pipeline Pilot that they want to make available as tasks in the Tasks app. The Mobile collection provides components for building protocols that can work as tasks on devices.

The Mobile collection can be deployed both on-premises and in the cloud. The following task root folders are configured in Pipeline Pilot Client to facilitate deployment:

  • Cloud: Protocols/ScienceCloud/<company>/Mobile
  • On-premise: Protocols/Mobile


  • Test protocols are saved in the task root folder. An account needs to be created on the mobile device that uses this root folder.
  • For accessibility on a mobile device, task protocols can be published on a cloud-based production server or on-premises. Mobile users can run tasks and view related results in the Task app on their device.
  • A special Sandbox server is available in ScienceCloud for authoring and testing protocols prior to publication in ScienceCloud.
  • To run the latest released tasks, the Task app needs to be connected to a production server.
  • For further information, see Tasks App (Creating New Tasks).


Online help for using the Mobile collection to design, test, and publish protocols is available on the ScienceCloud Help Center at Help for individual components included in the Mobile collection, such as Input components, is also available in the Help Center.

To provide help that assists users in knowing what your task does and how to run it, developers should fully document the task protocol in Pipeline Pilot Client. This documentation is provided by the standard help text fields of the top-level protocol. For further information, see Documenting Your Protocol.

Installing the Tasks App

Configuring the Tasks App

Tasks App Overview
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