iPad & iPhone sync?

Discussion of the version of HanDBase that runs on the iPhone and iPod touch devices. This includes the synchronization conduits as well.

iPad & iPhone sync?

Postby cwhowell2 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:56 pm

Hi - I've been using HanDBase for a couple years on my iPad Air. No problems and I just installed the recent update. I have thought it would be nice if I could share a database between the iPad and my iPhone 6+. Is this possible? Do I just put the database on iCloud and have both devices open the same one? Or is there another way to sync records? Thanks - Bill
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Re: iPad & iPhone sync?

Postby cwhowell2 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:55 am

I guess this means no? Is there no way to share a database between devices?
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Re: iPad & iPhone sync?

Postby curtterp » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:29 pm

There are a couple of ways to do this.

If you have HanDBase Desktop, you can set it up as a shared database and every time you sync both devices, each gets the changes. The desktop documentation has good instructions on how to set this up

If you don't have the desktop, then you can email the database to the email that the device can access. Send the database as an attachment, and then on the other device, open in HanDBase. HanDBase will sync the database into the existing database on that device.

The caveat. If you have changes on both devices, you will need to email from one device to the other, then send an email from the second device to the first.

Right now, there is no way to put a database on any cloud and have the devices point to that location. Dave has talked about he would like to have that as a solution at some point, but he hasn't found the best way for him to do it, and he doesn't have as much time right now to put more research into it.
Have a good day

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Re: iPad & iPhone sync?

Postby cwhowell2 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:21 pm

Thanks for the reply. I do use PCs but was hoping to confine my database apps to iPhone and iPad. Maybe someday an iCloud version will be available.
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Re: iPad & iPhone sync?

Postby ddhsoftwareadmin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:41 pm

Hi,

Sorry I missed your original post! Indeed it would be nice- it's a feature so many of us have longed for, including me (the developer)! I hope to one day be able to find a way to make that level of time investment to deliver something like this. In the meantime, Curt's suggestions above are the best options we have!
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