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Possible to use AA for a standalone mobile app?

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  • Possible to use AA for a standalone mobile app?


    I would like to know if its possible to make applications that only use the Local storage in the mobile and not connect to a database server, so the UX saves the inputs to local storage in the smartphone.

    If we take the Building Your first application video, use that app and instead of the access database, would it be possible to use the UX list Local Storage Manager function?

    And after that, would it be possible to make a report of the inputs in the UX and send it by email or upload to the cloud?

    Off course using Phonegap.

    Soren Vestergaard

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    Re: Possible to use AA for a standalone mobile app?

    Yes, you can create an xbasic function to populate an email from fields in about any AA form, and yes you can use local storage. The real question is how much time and money are you willing to invest into this to bring it full circle?
    I am not an expert by any means but I have been able to accomplish these things independently.
    I have a form that saves data to local storage and I send emails that include the values from fields. It was not easy to accomplish and I have spent money on software, books, and training videos (twin peaks). Lets not forget my wife who thinks I am insane for spending so much time on this that I now write and develop grids in my sleep and wake up with ideas to implement that I forged in my sleep...

    Anyway - This is probably NOT as hard as I make it out to be, and I do admit I do NOT have a high IQ - I am just determined...that being said - YES what you are asking about can be done. I wonder though why you are wanting to use a local storage device that will lose the data. Why not just use a blackhole?
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


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      Re: Possible to use AA for a standalone mobile app?

      Thank you for the answer.

      My knowledge of building smartphone applications is very little, but I was just hoping I could use AA for building a "note" taking app.
      I don't know anything about storage in the mobile, but just curious if I could build an app which collect data and send it by email in the end.

      Or should I use another tool for building a standalone app?


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        Re: Possible to use AA for a standalone mobile app?

        There are a lot of note taking apps already on the market, not to discourage you but it seems like investing in alpha to build one would be so that you could sell it.
        I think you would find that once you learn how to create in Alpha that you are not limited by it and you can build about anything. It is a great tool, there is even a note taking example (video) out there built in Alpha5.
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"