Mobile App Offline Data Synchronization and Conflict Resolution Can Be Hard, But a New Approach Using Deferred Updating Simplifies the Implementation
A new white paper by Dr. Martin Heller discusses the complexities of building offline mobile applications.
Building mobile apps that can work offline is now a requirement for the majority of businesses.
According to a recent survey, 78% of enterprise architects have plans to build apps that require offline support or data caching. But, there is a still a great deal of mystery surrounding what exactly makes building mobile applications that work without a connection so difficult.
Building apps that properly sync data, resolve server conflicts and more are time intensive and challenging. A lead product reviewer for InfoWorld, Dr. Martin Heller, writes about these challenges and the problems that occur if a mobile app is not properly designed for offline use. The white paper explains why a simplistic server wins/client wins approach to data synchronization and conflict resolution is problematic in business apps.
Download the new offline mobile app development white paper:
Related resources for developers:
- Offline Apps: Why are They So Important?
- New Forrester Report on the Challenge of Building Offline Apps