Android :: Android Should Provide Remote Database Access For Applications
Sep 19, 2009
The idea is to allow developers to access a remote database provided by google.In android the developer will need a special permission to be set at the manifest file.This could allow applications to keep a backup of users application data without having to sign in ever, seamless.Users could than sign-in to their gmail and see a list of applications that are currently storing data on their gmail space.The user could be allowed to wipe the data or even block the application from storing data to it.This idea make the most sense since Android will be a platform were users will be constantly changing android phones as new better ones come out.
I am new to wordpress and I want to create an interface for being able to access my database hosted on wordpress in my mobile applications - particularly iPhone and Android.As these do not directly access SQL databases and would need routines on the server-side for being able to do so, what would be the best way for me to go about writing these routines/web-service calls?Are there any wordpress plugins available for this? If not, what language should I use - php or something else?
ive been looking for a week now i need some help connecting to a remote database...i want my app to get data out of the database and update the database.ive tried this http://www.helloandroid.com/tutorials/connecting-mysql-database but i dont understand it.
I am developing an Android app that will display a random quote or verse to the user. For this I am using an SQLite database. The size of the DB would be approximately 5K to 10K records, possibly increasing to upto 1M in later versions as new quotes and verses are added. Thus the user would need to update the DB as and when newer versions are of the app or DB are released.
After reading through some forums online, there seem to be two feasible ways I could provide the DB: 1. Bundle it along with the .APK file of the app, or 2. Upload it to my app's website from where users will have to download it
I want to know which method would be better (if there is yet another approach other than these, please do let me know).
After pondering this problem for some time, I have these thoughts regarding the above approaches:
Approach 1: Users will obtain the DB along with the app, and won't have to download it separately. Installation would thereby be easier. But, users will have to reinstall the app every time there is a new version of the DB. Also, if the DB is large, it will make the installable too cumbersome.
Approach 2: Users will have to download the full DB from the website (although I can provide a small, sample version of the DB via Approach 1). But, the installer will be simpler and smaller in size. Also, I would be able to provide future versions of the DB easily for those who might not want newer versions of the app.
"This interface provides random read-write access to the result set returned by a database query." but I can't find any way to update a database with a cursor.I have started noting things like this as a sidewiki entry for the documentation page.
Is there something in the Android developer guidelines that disuades developers from providing the option to "exit" (stop running) an application from within the application itself? I love multitasking and all but it's not clear to me why: the vast majority of apps don't have their own Exit functions and hence just keep running forever don't give you a choice about running when you turn on the phone - they just do by default Both of these things lead to memory usage constantly increasing and your device running with this performance burden all of the time despite the fact that you may only want certain apps to run some of the time.
How can I make a simple connection with remote db in android app? Basically, I want to save users names, emails etc. in a remote database and retrieve them later on demand. When answering - could you provide me some sample code so I can figure it out myself please?
I have an android APP. I need to connect to a remote D.B. on the internet. All i know is that i have to use a Web Service, installed on the remote DB server.With my Android APP i have to connect to the web service, and the web service will do the logical operations to get the necesary data from the D.B. and will send them to me. the web service is not a problem, i have a friend that will do it (i have no idea about web services), but i dont know how i have to do the connexion with the Web Services, and also i dont know how have to be the functions of the Web Service.I have searched for tutorials on google but i can't find a good tutorial for beginners like me.can someone give me a little help? for example, a good tutorial for beginners connecting android to a remote DB with webservices?
I'm try to sent/receive data from my remote db server (MySQL) , I know I can't connect the MySQL directly on android . And I'm trying to use the soap , but I'm not sure if this is the right way?I don't have any experience on it , so my question is:" what is the way to sent/receive data from remote db server " in general ? Does it have any examples I can see ?
We have an android app that currently sends data to a php script which writes to a mysql DB on the same server. We are thinking of using a scalable remote DB e.g. amazon RDS.The question is how does our android app write to these remote DBs? Do they have some kind of rest API, or do we have to send the data to the same php script on our server but use that to post to the remote mysql DB?
I am making an android app, and i need to connect to a remote database with a webservice. as i know, i will recibe a XML from the webservice, with the result's of my SELECT query (various rows in some cases) i have no idea about XML, and also i have no idea about web services, i only know that i will recibe a XML and i have to parse it to obtain the data. there is a XML parser for this purpose? easy to add to my app and easy to configure?
I see a previous question about the fact that the Blue tooth technology on an iphone will only allow it to pair with the Nike shoe thing and some kind of head set, and will not allow it to pair to the Droid for transferring files or even to access internet. So, is there a way to use the wireless capabilities of the Droid to share its internet connection since the ipod touch can also use wi-fi? I don't have an ipod touch or I'd try it but I'd like to buy one (for the wife) and if we're in the car, she can use my droid's Verizon signal to get on the internet with the ipod torch's wi-fi capabilities.
Seems to be some confusion on this issue. Do you know if there is a way to get the X10 to act as a "modem" of sorts when tethered, so I can use my laptop in remote areas where there is no land line or WiFi access (but you can get a cell phone signal).
Searching the forums came up with some old posts I'd like to get some feedback and am wondering what people are using these days for a Remote Desktop app. Free is preferred, but I could always shell out some cash if the free apps are garbage.
So here's a question for you guys. I'm new to android and I'm looking for an app or combination of apps that will allow me to do a few things on my home PC. I'd like to be able to do the following from anywhere, not just my home network: -Access my desktop via remote desktop -View (and possibly edit) documents/pdfs on my PC -Stream music from my PC. I've been doing some research and it seems there are a few options for what I'm trying to accomplish, so I'm hoping you folks can point me in the right direction.
I defined a remote service over a AIDL file. Now i want to access this service in a different application. But how can I do that? The AIDL file is not accessible in my second application, and if i just copy the AIDL file, then the service can't be found.
What's the most convenient way to share a database across applications? For example, I want my application's dbadapter to query the android's native contact database so when a contact on the phone is deleted, similarly that contact is removed from my application. Should i use an attach statement to attach the table? Or would the better/more secure approach be to create a custom contentprovider query onCreate of my app to verify all contacts in my application still reside on the Contacts.db.
I would like to ask you smart people if anyone has seen any documentation regarding web access to a database from within an Android application. I would like to create a (FREE) application where the users can share information (rants/complains) around the globe. Each user will be able to see a little globe in his phone with locations of other users and some specific information about them.
Architecturally, I am thinking "database in my GoDaddy host, exposing a web service", and the web service accessed from the Android application. But I see no documentation about accessing web services. I can also go XML, maybe, but I am not seeing what mechanisms exist in the Android for over-the-web XML access.
I have a feeling I am mis-understanding something big in the picture. Can someone point me to docs, or knows something about this topic? (the iPhone has a Lighter app where you can see people lighting around the globe. Mine is similar, but people would not be lighting, instead they will be "complaining/ranting").
I understand that to access a SQL database from Android I need to create a web service that will run on the SQL server and will process requests from the Android application, what I need to know is how to create this web service and how to access it from Android.