Menu
Cloudant Sync helps mobile developers add offline access to their applications

Cloudant Sync helps mobile developers add offline access to their applications

When a device re-establishes connectivity, the software synchronizes changes with a remote database

Cloudant has announced open source, native Sync software libraries for Android and iOS, making it easier for developers to build offline access in their mobile applications.

The libraries are used to manage and replicate mobile application data on phones, tablets and other occasionally connected devices, Cloudant said Tuesday. They are immediately available under Apache License Version 2.0 for developers working with Cloudant's NoSQL database-as-a-service. Both libraries are also compatible with Apache CouchDB.

More companies are offering hosted services that mobile developers can rely on to add functionality such as storage, messaging and, in this case, offline access. The goal is to help remove the complexity of building and managing these features.

The libraries provide a simplified API (application programming interface) with a device-local database indexing and query layer, more closely matching the expectations of mobile developers than the cloud database semantics of other mobile sync libraries, according to Cloudant.

Sync stores application data on the device's local database, enabling applications to collect and access data even if network connectivity is unavailable. When a device re-establishes connectivity, the software synchronizes changes with a remote Cloudant or CouchDB database, the company said.

For Android developers who want to learn more, Cloudant will host a webcast March 4 for a one-hour walk-through of Sync for Android. The company has also posted documentation, code examples and GitHub repositories on a dedicated website.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Cloudantapplication developmenttelecommunicationapplicationsiosMobile OSessoftwaremobileDevelopment toolsmobile applicationsAndroid OS

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar last night, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and resellers descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kickstart 2017. Photos by Maria Stefina.

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017
Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow Electronics introduced Tenable Network Security to local resellers in Sydney last week, officially launching the distributor's latest security partnership across Australia and New Zealand. Representing the first direct distribution agreement locally for Tenable specifically, the deal sees Arrow deliver security solutions directly to mid-market and enterprise channel partners on both sides of the Tasman.

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel
Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Typically, the New Year brings new opportunities for personnel within the Kiwi channel. 2017 started no differently, with a host of appointments, departures and reshuffles across vendor, distributor and reseller businesses. As a result, the job scene across New Zealand has changed - here’s a run down of who is working where in the year ahead…

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel
Show Comments