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Will your mobile web apps work offline?

EducationSummary: Mobile web apps hold enormous potential for businesses, helping companies do everything from drive revenue to improve productivity. But, what happens when the mobile user loses their data connection? Learn how to protect yourself against this risk, and deliver mobile web apps that work everywhere!

What is the biggest advantage of building mobile web apps for your business? You have your data and applications with you wherever you go! You can reach your customers anywhere!

Here are a few ways this can help your business:

  • Your salespeople can look up customer info, check inventory, or log new orders from their smartphone.
  • Field technicians can update service requests from their mobile devices while on the job.
  • Executives can access key metrics and reports while on the go.
  • Customers can place orders at any time, from anywhere.

The list could go on, but I’m sure you get the idea. Mobile web apps hold enormous potential for business!

The big question surrounding mobile web apps

An example of mobile customer extranet
An example of mobile customer extranet
But, the big question surrounding mobile web apps: What happens if you lose your data connection? After all, what if your salespeople venture into a rural area? What if your field technicians work in a location with spotty coverage?

Are your mobile web apps worthless without a data connection?

They don’t have to be.

You can set up the mobile web apps you create with m-Power to operate with or without a data connection. Once set up, your mobile web apps will automatically revert to the offline version when the connection drops. Then, it will sync your data with the database once the connection returns. All this happens in the background–without the user’s knowledge.

To learn how to add offline capabilities to your m-Power mobile apps, check out this article. To learn more about building mobile web apps with m-Power, visit this page.

1 thought on “Will your mobile web apps work offline?”

  1. Easy and simple but very important things. This is a smarty thinking blog. I like it and I’m going to share with friends.

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