Sunday, October 2, 2011

Using Google Docs as database in cloud

Hello all,

 sorry for long awaiting, just had been busy with work, as usual.

For sometime back, I was looking for something using which I can control the data on client applications. I could definitely host a server for this and it could get me the work done, but that was not what I wanted.

   I wanted to achieve this without hosting a server, I thought, why not use Google Docs as a database and get done what I want.

In the sample project that I have created for you people, I have used Google Docs as simply a READ_ONLY database, I did not explore into how to use it on READ_WRITE mode. So this is the limitation you people are going to face.

  Now all I have to do is just change the data on the spreadsheet in google docs and my client application gets the updated data in a while. But please note that, this takes some time for data to appear on the client, for me it once took entire one day.

Heres the download link for the sample project, which is hosted on Google Code website.

1 comment:

  1. I've done quite a bit of Blackberry app development in the past and my problem with the OS has always been backwards compatibility, poor multi-device support and poor support.

    The vast majority of the time for me, you needed multiple builds, at least one for each OS version. You may also need more than one for a version due to multiple screen resolutions. When OS 4.7 came out with Touch support, you actually needed a build with touch support and a build without.

    Lack of developer involvement also means lack of real resources when you encounter any issues deep within the code that cannot be explained. Blackberry may have done a lot in recent versions to fix the problem, but for me the damage has been done.



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