12-09-2009 01:44 AM
I am a newbie in Mobile-based website development. So, please can anyone help me out as i want to use a database for a mobile based website. How can i proceed further in this regard? i.e. which database i have to use and how a connection can be made to it and using which language?
Please do reply.
Thanks and regards,
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12-09-2009 07:36 AM
Only in BlackBerry OS v5.0 do we now have database support from a website. This is accomplished using the Gears Database API.. Details on the Gears API can be found here:
12-09-2009 11:53 PM
Thanks a lot for replying.
I want to ask 1 more question please help me. Actually, i am developing a website that can be viewed from many mobiles such as Blackberry, Android, Palm Pree etc.. And somewhere have i studied that we can use VS.Net for creating a website and with it, Microsoft ADO.Net Database can be used.
So i want to ask that is it possible or not? If not, then what other tools i have to use for creating a website?
Thanks & Regards,
12-10-2009 07:24 AM
If you are a Microsoft developer then you can use ADO.NET for database access. This is because this is server-side technology and is running on the web server and not the device.
You can create your website using any of the server side web technologies such as ASP.NET, JSP, PHP etc. Any technology that will serve up HTML will work.
My best analogy is think of the differences between desktop browsers such as IE5/6/7/8, Firefox vX.Y, Chrome, Opera, Safari. Then multiply that by about 10 fold when it comes to differences in mobile browsers.
Having a website that supports all mobile devices with one set of HTML means that you will likely have to take a lowest common denominator approach based on the lowest mobile device capabilities you wish to support. The alternative is creating targeted user experiences for each of the mobiles.
01-26-2011 09:51 AM
Can you still access a database on a server without the gears API as a quick read of that indicates that it is used for a database to be stored on the phone itself?
Does the webworks API have database classes in them?