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  • download and view (pdf) files on Iphone / Ipad?

    I have a straight forward setup to download (mostly pdf) files and view them.
    A list called 'documents' with an dynamic image which downloads files for viewing. The return field of the list gives the referenced file (see attached image)
    It is a mobile application, NOT using phonegap. For now no problem for my users to create a shortcut for it on theire device.
    downloading files works great on Android and windows, but no reponse when trying to download on apple tablets / phones.

    Is for downloads using Phonegap unavoidable?, other way around this?

    Ger Kurvers
    Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
    Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019

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    Re: download and view (pdf) files on Iphone / Ipad?

    Bump, can anyone advice pls.
    Tested a simple alert at the spot above and that works on andriod and IOS (as expected).

    Is using phonegap (and publishing to the stores) really the only way to download and view files on ios devices? Would really like to avoid a while.
    No solution with simple shortcut of the app available on IOS?
    Ger Kurvers
    Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
    Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019


    • #3
      Re: download and view (pdf) files on Iphone / Ipad?

      I give an option for them to send the PDF file to their email. They get the email and open in there.


      • #4
        Re: download and view (pdf) files on Iphone / Ipad?

        Thanks Larry, have to think wether I like this option...... Sometimes our users have 'fake mailadresses' as login names.....(employees without a formal individual business mail adress)
        Ger Kurvers
        Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
        Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019


        • #5
          Re: download and view (pdf) files on Iphone / Ipad?

          Don't know your situation, but ...

          If they are employees, then set up their fake email address as a forwarding address that forwards to their personal email address.

          Forwarding addresses generally don't cost anything, so the only investment is the time to setup the forwarding address.