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    Default Can you run a mobile app on the desktop?

    I have a user who writes note updates to the WEB server on a train ride and the Internet connection is spotty. The current WEB app, at times, can't reach the server and they risk losing their work. Additionally the SQL server sits behind a firewall and is only reachable through the application server so a runtime desktop app will not work.

    So can a mobile app run on the desktop?

    I'm thinking an emulator software that could run the app perhaps.

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    Default Re: Can you run a mobile app on the desktop?

    Try a web app using a List Control with offline options. Data is saved to local storage and the user can determine when to sync once a good connection is confirmed.

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    Default Re: Can you run a mobile app on the desktop?

    Hi David,

    That's the type of application I intend to write. I just downloaded BlueStacks which is a very nice Android emulator and I had no problem downloading and running a few apps I had previously written. I will now write a new app scaled for BlueStacks and see if it will work. If so I can have the client install BlueStacks on their PC and run the custom app in that window.

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