Offline Support Question

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  1. Jacob Rillema
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    Nov 2009

    Posted 12 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    So I was wondering if I could run my app in a offline support mode for our "free" version and then when the user purchases a in-app feature to sync into the cloud to start the synchronization. So basically use the local SQLite database for free version, when they upgrade then use Azure mobile services and data sync to start synchronizing in the cloud. Is there any overhead issues with this, performance issues or other quirks I need to be aware of?

    Thanks in advance - Jake

  2. Deyan
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    Posted 13 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Jacob,

    Thanks for writing and for your question.

    The simple and straightforward answer to your question is yes.

    The Cloud Data Sync component allows you to add, remove or update items based in the local storage without needing to synchronize with the server. All of these functionalities are exposed by separate methods.

    You can therefore easily implement an in-app purchase for the synchronization option and call the Synchronize method as soon as the user have purchased this functionality.

    You may want to take a look at our online help regarding Cloud Data Sync here:

    I would also like to make a note that we are currently working on upgrading the Cloud Data Sync to support the new Azure table scheme with String IDs.

    Let us know should you have additional questions or need assistance.

    Have a suggestion or face a problem - you can use the Ideas & Feedback portal to submit ideas, feedback and vote for them.
  3. Jacob Rillema
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    Nov 2009

    Posted 13 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Thanks for the feedback and please let me know when you have an internal build available to test against with the fixes for the string id.


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