Today we take better connectivity for granted. 3G has given way to 4G, and 5G is on the horizon. The low cost of wireless access points means that wi-fi dead zones can easily be taken care of.
This makes it tempting to think the “Sometimes Connected” model is now redundant, a thing of the past. Many developers appear to take this view. Why go to the additional complexity of this model when connectivity has improved? The reality is that 100% connectedness can’t yet be guaranteed.
Radio frequency signals are complex and their behavior can only be guaranteed in the most tightly controlled environments. Try, for example, to find signal in an elevator, basement, or remote area.
Don’t run the risk of thinking your users won’t be affected. If you want to offer Enterprise-grade solutions, use a software that is built on the “Sometimes Connected” model.
Risks Of Online Only Capabilities:
“We can guarantee that a process will be executed the same way and that the output will be delivered with the required information, every time.” – Braedon Saunders, IT Manager, Rassaun Services. Read More
Read how Amey, with 20,000 employees spanning four continents, successfully use offline capabilities.
Scenarios Where Offline Capabilities Should Be Non-Negotiable:
- Mine site
- Oil rig in the middle of the ocean
- Medical clinics in rural villages
- Disaster relief teams
- Underground drilling tunnels
- Electrical Engineering
- Building inspections in basements
Capabilities Your App Should Cover When Offline:
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