webapp offline

  

Hy,

In your documentation, you say about webApps :

"No default offline or standalone capabilities (possible to use third-party components)"

Can you give me some explainations about these "third-party components" ?

thanks

Hello Jean,

Can you point us (link) to where exactly did you saw that phrase?

Thanks

JH

João Heleno wrote:

Hello Jean,

Can you point us (link) to where exactly did you saw that phrase?

Thanks

JH

Hy,

Thank you for your reply :

https://success.outsystems.com/Documentation/10/Getting_Started/Choose_between_a_Mobile_or_a_Web_App

see offLine item in comparison between mobile app and webApp

So yes, web based apps don't have default offline capabilities.

There are some "proof of concept" materials by OutSystems on this subject:

http://labs.outsystems.net/Offline/

https://www.outsystems.com/forge/component/479/offline-apps/


They're now pretty much deprecated and many of the links are dead.

But you can get a hold of the steps involved.


Do you have anything in mind? Maybe we can help you decide the best approach for your business case.


Cheers,

João Heleno



João Heleno wrote:

So yes, web based apps don't have default offline capabilities.

There are some "proof of concept" materials by OutSystems on this subject:

http://labs.outsystems.net/Offline/

https://www.outsystems.com/forge/component/479/offline-apps/


They're now pretty much deprecated and many of the links are dead.

But you can get a hold of the steps involved.


Do you have anything in mind? Maybe we can help you decide the best approach for your business case.


Cheers,

João Heleno



Thanks for your reply,

In my company, we've workers who are working sometimes offline and collecting datas. We actually use a thick client who manages sync between local and server. We want to change for a more modern technology wich could work on W10 and Android. We want to avoid writing two times our code for w10 and Android. I was looking at your product, but it seems not be easy with webApps to work offline, with mobile apps, it works. Our workers will use sometimes a w10 device, sometimes an android device.

Sorry for my english !


Hi.

Yes, Android or iOS apps can work offline.

On a computer we assume that internet connection is not a problem. I'm guessing you are talking about a Windows tablet that sometimes loses connection.

You can have a website and use it to insert data. Or Chrome can emulate Android and run OS apps if you don't want to redo the app as a site. Both website and emulator require internet connection at least to start. They can then move on and lose connection and sync again later.

Solution

Hi Jean,

If you want offline capabilities, you basically have no choice but to create a Mobile App. However, if you want something to run in a browser, you need a Web App. Unfortunately, these are different worlds within OutSystems, and though I understand the need for a single code base, that's unfortunately not possible.

Solution

I think the REAL problem, is that OutSystems hasn't made the mobile app stuff available on W10. I understand why, it hasn't been a huge market, but I think they really need to check this box for enterprises that need it.

J.Ja

I think "it hasn't been a huge market" is a bit of an understatement :). W10 is, for all intents and purposes, a dead platform. So it really makes no sense for OutSystems to dedicate time and resources to support it.

Aurelio Junior wrote:

W10 is, for all intents and purposes, a dead platform. 

When even Microsoft says that, we have to agree :) 


Nuno -

*Has* Microsoft said that? Yes, Windows PHONE 10 is dead, but they still make stuff like Windows 10 tablets, and lots of W10 "apps" (not desktop apps) are out there.

More to the point, considering the technology underneath OutSystems mobile apps, will it really be a big deal to support W10 apps?

J.Ja