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  • #16
    Re: Plan to work with web and desktop

    I have decided to convert my current application to run entirely on the web using a mysql backend. One question, is it doable to use the same components on the web for mobile and desktop browser use, or do you have to develop separate components for the desktop.
    Also, thinking about my question above about reports, I guess most of what I want, say, like a customer list, or an invoice, can simply be handled by printing the display on the screen, so in my case that would probably suffice for most "reports".
    Richard Urban

    Grocery Delivery Software for Stores and Entrepreneurs: http://www.urbangrocery.com

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    • #17
      Re: Plan to work with web and desktop

      Originally posted by richardurban View Post
      I have decided to convert my current application to run entirely on the web using a mysql backend. One question, is it doable to use the same components on the web for mobile and desktop browser use, or do you have to develop separate components for the desktop.
      Also, thinking about my question above about reports, I guess most of what I want, say, like a customer list, or an invoice, can simply be handled by printing the display on the screen, so in my case that would probably suffice for most "reports".
      Richard if you would like one of developers to touch base with you and provide you with some overall advices - please email me at richard@alphasoftware.com
      Re your question about using the component for mobile and desktop browser use? The answer to that is YES. That in fact is a fundamental premise of Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five v12)

      This brand new video may be worth watching http://vimeo.com/69909140

      Another video that may be worth watching is this one http://www.screencast.com/t/Dqkm2m7fs It was posted by David Kates who is a talented developer using Alpha and active on this board. This video is of the new "app launcher" component in v12 which detects what browser your app is being accessed from (desktop browser, mobile browser - android, iphone, ipad etc) and then servers up the appropriate information from the server. But in all cases it is the same core component at work.
      Richard Rabins
      Co Chairman
      Alpha Software

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      • #18
        Re: Plan to work with web and desktop

        When I export all of my dbf files to mysql, and then do the development work with this data, when I want to go live, how do I export the more recent live data? Does the export genie handle that, or will I have to update the records some other way?
        Richard Urban

        Grocery Delivery Software for Stores and Entrepreneurs: http://www.urbangrocery.com

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        • #19
          Re: Plan to work with web and desktop

          This was answered recently in another thread. Do a search on MySql.
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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


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          • #20
            Re: Plan to work with web and desktop

            After working some with list controls and the UX component, I have a better understanding of how to proceed with my conversion to SQL. I will use mostly grids and the tabbed UI for the desktop components, and then later develop UX components using List Controls and panels for aspects of the application that will be most used on Mobile Devices. I was thinking that list controls could be used for both, but I think that Grids will offer much more flexibility and ease of design and use for desktop use. The list control, which is part of the new UX contil, while powerful, does not have all the functionality of a Grid, in my analysis.
            Richard Urban

            Grocery Delivery Software for Stores and Entrepreneurs: http://www.urbangrocery.com

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