Connecting mobile App to CODE Server / nextcloud Hub 3

Hello world!

I have a successful self-hosted setup with CODE and nextcloud for some years, but I have not yet managed to get any of the mobile Apps working.

This statement makes me wonder: ”[…] it brings collaborative editing of documents to mobile devices from Apple“ (Source).

I know that I can download documents locally, edit them, and re-upload.
But I have not managed to make the ”collaborative“ part of this statement work, changes made online do not sync into the iPad app and vice versa, and the last to save always wins.

So, what am I doing wrong?
Am I misunderstanding the statement regarding the Apps, is my setup broken (to avoid any doubts: collaborative editing does work when two users use the online Collabora installation, but not if one uses the mobile app).

Please help/ advise/ point me to proper documentation on how to achieve this.
Thanks in advance!


hello Thomas,

Collabora and collaborative editing is more or less the same for desktop and mobile clients - the integration happens completely in the browser, so I’m wondering how and why your setup doesn’t work. I didn’t test is specially today but from time to time I do open/edit a document on using Collabora my mobile (starting from Nextcloud UI in web browser session). AFAIK there is no way to initiate collaborative editing from the app - neither mobile nor desktop. Nextcloud apps are just for syncing, Collabora integration happens in the browser and here I don’t see any reason how mobile browser should differ from desktop… maybe you can describe your issue with more details e.g. provide error messages etc…