Device support

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  1. ManniAT
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    Posted 27 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hi,

    when I read the product features I find under "Disconnected API" the sentence:
    Whether you’re thinking of mobile devices, web applications or replications - you need disconnected data management you can count on. To work with portions of your data in a disconnected mode, just take them with you.

    Sounds good - but what are mobile devices?
    Of course not Laptops. Wikipedia means: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_device and I think that is correct.

    So it comes to mobile devices we talk about, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile, Android Smartphones - and soon windows mobile 7.
    Of course iPhone and other Apple related products are a problem due to the "no addins model".
    But how about Windows Mobile (5.x, 6.x) or more important Android and windows mobile 7?

    Windows mobile 7 brings me to the next point of your statement: "web applications..." (in the scope of disconnected scenarios).
    If your not running a mobile Webserver a typical "disconnected web app" is built on some framework like Flash or Silverlight.
    Yes, for desktops also WPF could be an option - but that's another points - this are more "connected desktop apps".

    Silverlight instead is a thing worth to think about. Especially with windows mobile 7 - isolated storage (almost not limited) provides enough storage space for "real world" applications.

    To bring this to a point:
    Are there any plans for "mobile devices"?
    Are there any plans for Silverlight?
    --And if so - do you think about the (reduced) wp7 implementation of Silverlight?

    Manfred
  2. Jordan
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    Posted 01 Sep 2010 Link to this post

    Hello ManniAT,

    I can tell you that we probably will not be doing anything for iPhone / iPad and Android.
    About Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight we most definitely have them in our future plans and probably will be doing some tools / frameworks in order to help our customers work with data easily in these environments.
    Unfortunately I cannot give you more details at the moment.
    However any suggestions that you might have are most welcome.

    Kind regards,
    Jordan
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  4. Scott Shuppert
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    Posted 10 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Our market place is chaning.  The IPad is becoming a big issue to us.

    I suggest direct and targeted support for the IPad.
  5. Jordan
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    Posted 11 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Scott Shuppert,

    Unfortunately the iPad / iPhone is a completely different platform both from the run-time point of view and from the device (and the constraints that go with it) point of view. Although we are always considering new opportunities, due to the above reasons it is unlikely that OpenAccess will support iPad / iPhone in the near future.

    All the best,
    Jordan
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  6. Sergio
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    Posted 30 Apr 2011 Link to this post

    Currently EFFIPROZ and SQLite are available SQL databases that support WP7, Android and iPhone platforms (last two throught Mono). In fact Effiproz db due to the lack of support for ADO.NET on WP7, provides its own ADO.NET clone library which runs on WP7. Is it possible that you provide in a near future support for some of these platforms/databases (before autumn WP7 Mango release)? .

    Regards
       
  7. Jordan
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    Posted 04 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Scott Shuppert,

    Unfortunately, support for devices (WP7, Android, iPhone, etc.) is not on the OpenAccess road map at the moment. This means that we will not be implementing support for these platforms in OpenAccess in time for the Mango update.

    Best wishes,
    Jordan
    the Telerik team
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