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  • Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

    Can a disconnected mobile app sync to a backend (in this case it would be Access) without using Alpha's web app server? Or does the synchronization require the server?
    Peter
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    Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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    Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

    Hi,
    As far as I know an application server is always needed.

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    • #3
      Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

      Yes, thanks
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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      • #4
        Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

        I have one application where I use javascript to populate the lists and then for uploading I process the list in javascript and create a text file that is sent to the server and processed in xbasic. I suppose once you have the text file of data you can send it anywhere you needed it for processing.

        Tom

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        • #5
          Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

          I am just starting a project that is on a mobile phone and has no requirement for the Alpha app server. I am contemplating building the app in something other than Alpha for that reason.
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          • #6
            Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

            If you build a Phonegap application and that makes ajax callbacks to the server the server can run code from what ever platform and so there is no need for Alpha server.

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            • #7
              Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

              if you want xbasic, if that is the language your are comfortable with, then you will need alpha server to translate that language. if not, then you can dispense with alpha web server. then all the bootstrap css, font-awesome ( plus untold other addition, beautification aids) will be at your disposal.
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              • #8
                Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

                This is what Selwyn replied when I asked about session variables and phonegap.
                the initial ux in a phonegap app is loaded without ever having to contact the alpha server. there does not even have to be an alpha server for the app to load.

                so when a phonegap app is loaded, there is no server session. the server session is not created until such time as the user makes their first callback to the alpha server.
                Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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                • #9
                  Re: Disconnected mobile app require web app server?

                  I guess what I was asking (and it was a long shot), when the mobile device syncs can/does the PhoneGap JS speak directly to the database w/o going through the Alpha WAS. I asked that question when I mistakenly thought my client did not want to use the WAS. My client is using Access for their database, but they are also using the Alpha WAS.
                  Peter
                  AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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