Create IPad MySQL front end client for locally available database over WiFi

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-17
I have a MySQL database that I would like to create a simple IPad front-end for.
The database is accessibly locally in the office via WiFi connection. Is there a tool or an APP that will allow me to create some forms for viewing and data-entry? Thanks.
Question by:JP_TechGroup
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    Probably quickest easiest way is to create a website using jquery mobile.  Since your users need to be on the office wifi there is no reason to create a native app for ipad.  Also a site with jquery mobile will not be restricted to just ipad or ios.  You would need to create a web server and code to display the data how you want and you front-end it with jquery mobile.

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    I agree that building a custom app is overkill in this case. I had considered building a web interface to distribute this, but I am trying to avoid writing all the PHP that goes along with it.
    Jquery is very cool and I can see using it in the future, but if I'm reading the documentation correctly, I'll still have to program the database interface myself.

    I was hoping for a product like FileMaker that works with MySQL which will allow me to build queries and forms quickly. Thanks!
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    Nothing here that is "plug and play" but thanks for the information.
    Looks like I'll be using JQuery and learning PHP.

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