wiki:BluePrint/Mobile

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Blueprint for Mobile Clients

We want clients on Mobile devices to be able to talk to Sahana Eden servers. They should have local storage for use completely offline & then be able to sync back to the server using whatever connectivity becomes available:

Using the open XForms standard means that we can support handsets using both Android & J2ME.

XForms editors(written in GWT, so includable in Eden as a simple HTML page):

  • PurcForms - can import the output from our controller, powerful but not for non-techies!
  • OX-Designer - more basic, but pretty. No import yet. Built for OpenMRS (which uses ODK)

Android

OpenDataKit have a suite of tools to use on Android.

J2ME

Documentation on the current implementation is here: http://wiki.sahanafoundation.org/phase2/doku.php/dev:j2meclient

  • This needs updating to the latest version of JavaRosa

JavaRosa is a fast-developing framework which uses XForms & J2MEPolish:

This supports using Mesh4j to do synchronisation via SMS:

Alternatives

KUIX can be used to develop lightweight applications which work across may handhelds & forms can be customised easily via XML/CSS:

Old, un-maintained J2ME client for the PHP back-end, which just uses XML-RPC (=> requires Internet):

Other projects

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