Why Should My Phone Store Data Locally When it’s all Just Up in the Cloud?
More and more people are using mobile devices to view information, but as many people will tell you, mobile devices don’t always have good connectivity. In some cases there is no connectivity. This makes it hard for users of a mobile device to use an application that is dependent on information in the cloud. In this article we're going to look at some reasons why you can't always assume a mobile device will have the ‘knowledge’ of the cloud at its fingertips. We will even look at an example from a recent project where we decided to use a mobile database, and how we went about updating that database from our server.