Dealing with Disconnected Operation in a Mobile Business App: Issues and Techniques for Supporting Offline UsageExploring the Needs of One of the Top Concerns Relating to Business Use of Mobile Devices
I’ve been writing here in depth about some of the major issues related to business mobile apps. Last year I posted my "An Overview of HTML 5, PhoneGap, and Mobile Apps" essay. It explained the evolution of HTML into HTML5, and helped define various terms like "wrapped", "hybrid", "framework", and "web app." A few months later, I posted "Responsive Web App Design" to explore the issue of better supporting the wide variety of different mobile device configurations. This essay addresses one of the top concerns relating to business use of mobile devices: Operation when disconnected from the network. While these all come out of the work I do as CTO of Alpha Software to better understand the environment in which we are working, they are general essays not specific to Alpha’s products. Feel free to skim the headings and bold text for a quick introduction, however the details are important.
For the full article go to http://bricklin.com/offline.htm
(Stay tuned for Alpha Anywhere's upcoming and straight forward solution to the "offline problem." For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org