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Old 04-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
mikertjones
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Default App development conundrum

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Hello all

I may have the wrong forum for this - if so, I apologise in advance - a noob mistake.

I have a 9790 device.

I used to have a Windows PDA on which I had a couple of database applications for my own personal use. I had created and customised them to fit my needs.

I would quite like to write them for the BB. Some of what I read says that mobile device applications are more straightforward if written as web applications and accessed in the device browser. That I could do quite easily but the issue may be that I do not always want to access the internet to be able to use my application. Also, for preference I would rather the data be stored locally.

So, a couple of questions:
Can an app be developed in web architecture (HTML5, Javascript, etc) and be installed / accessible locally on the device rather than fetching pages / data over the internet?

If so, is it possible to read /write to local persistent data with such an app?

I know that I could write a local app using Java and the BlackBerry JDK using SQLite - but the learning curve is pretty steep.

Any thoughts / guidance would be very helpful.

Thank you

Best wishes

Mike J
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