Tip 29Working Offline

With HTML5’s Offline Web Applications support,[72] we can use HTML and related technologies to build applications that can still function while disconnected from the Internet. This is especially useful for developing applications for mobile devices that may drop connections, or for simply building an app that you want to run completely offline.

This technique works in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, as well as on the iOS and Android 2.0 devices, but there’s no fallback solution that will work to provide offline support for Internet Explorer.

AwesomeCo just bought its sales team some iPads, and would like to make the notes application we developed in Tip 28, Storing Data in a Client-Side Database Using IndexedDB, work offline. ...

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