On 2011-09-23, at 4:27 AM, Lester Caine <les...@lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> OK, I can see 'PHP for Android' which seems to have stalled, and I've been 
> playing with other options, but I'm not currently happy with any of this 
> 'mobile' stuff.
> The 'problem' is quite simple ... While mobile broadband might work in some 
> quite limited areas of the UK - like in bigger towns - it's reliability even 
> in smaller towns is simply getting worse! So a number of my customers have 
> been asking me to provide a backup system which is working fine on laptops, 
> but these are a little cumbersome when the guys have to work away from the 
> vehicles. Tablets via broadband work ... while one can get a signal ... and 
> in many areas around here even getting a PHONE signal depends on where you 
> stand ... so I need a working local PHP setup which can take over and 
> provided things like access codes and the like while out of range, and update 
> the main database when back in range.
> Android, mobile windows and the like currently seem very restrictive when it 
> comes to this type of development, so has anybody got any ideas on how to 
> proceed? I though that Android was essentially a strangled version of Linux, 
> so it should be able to run any Linux application?
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Depending in what has to be done, could you use HTML5 with local storage and 
sync back up later? 

AFAIK android runs java programs using a custom JVM.  So any app on those 
devices will need to run in java. Not sure that you couldn't port the php 
engine to that, and it would be an interesting task.

Bastien Koert
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