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[resolved] Does it work offline ? (8 posts)

  1. Uncategorized Creations
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    First thank for the beta test !

    We are testing your solution and trying to understand its underlying principles. Are we right to think that it is more or less of webview of the mobile theme you provide (probably including PhoneGap API calls) ? So if this is the case, can it work offline ?

    Regards.
    - Uncatcrea Team

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/apppresser/

  2. Scott Bolinger
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, that's the jist of it. To make your app work offline, there are a couple of things you can do.

    One is to use the local storage API from Phonegap: http://docs.phonegap.com/en/3.1.0/cordova_storage_storage.md.html#Storage

    You can also try using the HTML5 application cache.

    We haven't experimented with either of these as of right now, but it's certainly on our todo list.

  3. Uncategorized Creations
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you. We use often the locale storage and PhoneGap. However, we have difficulties to apply that to AppPressed Apps as it seems to be a webview calling an external website. Are we right to assume that it is not a "local app" and more a "website in a webview" ?

  4. Scott Bolinger
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That is correct. You should still be able to use local storage, although I don't have any details about that yet.

    As of right now, AppPresser is probably not the best fit for apps that need a lot of offline capability. We are hoping to change that as it matures though :)

  5. Uncategorized Creations
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you. I know it is a bit off thread but we did a lot of apps and clearly encapsulating websites in PhoneGap apps is not recommended (notably for iOS and WindowsPhone). It causes many times to be rejected from app stores. This is why many of us chose to do another way which is the "normal" PhoneGap way - how do you handle that ?

  6. Scott Bolinger
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The only way to use WordPress in an app is with a webview, it is not possible any other way. We are aware of Apple's guidelines for apps, but webviews are standard in many apps, including those designed by Apple (such as the Apple store app).

    The webview itself is not the problem, it's when people try to make apps that don't need to be apps. Wrapping a normal, non-interactive site in an app is an example of something that will be rejected.

    The purpose of AppPresser is to create interactive, useful apps using native device features, not to wrap a normal website into an app. We have approved apps in the Apple and Android stores already, so we know there is not a problem with this method.

    I hope that helps :)

  7. Uncategorized Creations
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It totally does. Thank you. It's just that we also create apps connected to WordPress with PhoneGap but we don't do them at all like you do :-) The way you choose is interesting anyway.

  8. Scott Bolinger
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Awesome!

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