synching data between iPad and windows server

Posted on 2013-09-04
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Last Modified: 2013-09-16
I have a business app that was built with Microsoft Sync Framework. SQL server 2008 backend, Windows 2008 Web server and user using Windows 7 laptops. My clients now wants an iPad version. Since the Microsoft solution is not going to work I am wondering what tools are there that support iOS data synching and what the best way to go about this is. My client will accept a solution that puts data outside clients servers (dropbox etc).

Many thanks H
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Dropbox is probably the most obvious, flexible and easy to set up. You could also try iCloud or any other cloud system. There are also sync apps like SugarSync for example.

Another possibility thats recently become an option is AirDrop. This allows an iOS device to wirelessly transfer data to other AirDrop enabled devices. That means you can have it talk to a Mac, which can network to PC's. AirDrop is design to work within a wireless LAN, where Dropbox and iCloud work across the internet.

The most basic connection is synchronising documents through iTunes. This can happen automatically whenever you connect the device to a computer running iTunes for certain files types, but it's limited.

Finally, you have the option of writing an app that talks directly to a server through the socket API. An app can also use things like jquery to send data to a web server.

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