HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

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HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby Brian_Houghton » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:17 pm

NOTE: As of 12/14/2012, we have released v4.6 of HanDBase for Android, and updated to our conduit as well to support syncing over wifi. This solution below should still work, but probably won't be necessary any longer!

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It looks like we may have a winning solution for syncing HanDBase on Android 4.x powered devices with our Windows based sync addon. Please read through the information below and get started with syncing!

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • HanDBase for Android
  • An Android device running Honeycomb, ICS or Jellybean (we have had reports of Gingerbread working with this method)
  • A valid 30 day trial or registered version of HanDBase Plus, Professional or Enterprise for Android
  • A Windows OS computer
  • A wifi network to be shared by both the Android device and Windows computer
  • A copy of WebDAV Server or WebDAV Server Pro

STEP #1

GETTING SET UP WITH WebDAV SERVER:

Step A: Choose your flavor, free or paid, of WebDav Server and install to your device:


Please note that we are not the author of WebDAV Server. It is the work of "The Olive Tree". We are in no way affiliated with "The Olive Tree". They just happened to write the first program that we tested that would meet our needs.

Step B: Turn on your device's wifi, opting to connect to the network used by your computer. If your phone is not sharing the same network as your computer, this process will not be successful.

Step C: Open WebDAV Server

Step D: Press Start

Please note that if you opt to use password protection in WebDAV Server, the username and password you assign will display on your phone/tablet screen in plain text. This may be a security risk, depending on where you use your device. You may want to consider covering your phone with a small piece of paper as a work around for this.

STEP #2

GETTING SET UP ON YOUR WINDOWS COMPUTER:

Step A: Select "Start Menu - Computer"

Step B: Select "Map Network Drive"

Step C: Assign a drive letter (Z will work)

Step D: Enter the address displayed on the screen of your Android device. Make sure it is in the format of http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8080

Step E: Click "Connect" and wait for your device's storage card to appear in an Explorer window

Step F: Open HanDBase Desktop

Step G: Select Configure - Android Users - Set up New Android User and follow the prompts

Note that if a partnership for your device already exists, it is encouraged that you first select the partnership in the list and use the button option to delete it. This won't delete any databases on the desktop.

Assuming you test this, please let us know the results including:

  • Manufacturer of Phone/Tablet
  • Model of Phone/Tablet
  • Version of Android
  • Version of Windows

We have already confirmed success with the following:

  • Samsung Galaxy S III, Android 4.0.4, Windows 7 Starter
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.0.4, Windows Professional 64 bit

If you have any questions or run into any problems, please let us know!
Kind Regards,
Brian Houghton, DDH Software
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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby curtterp » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:25 pm

Also confirmed Asus Transormer Prime v4.0.3
Have a good day

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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby Brian_Houghton » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:37 pm

Forgot that one! Thanks, Curt.
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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby kronhead » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:58 pm

Worked with Samsung Galaxy SIII, Android 4.0.4, and Vista Home Premium. Hurray!!

I would urge everyone who uses this, to spend the 99 cents to buy the Pro version of WebDav - to compensate those developers for their work, and to encourage them to support and enhance it in the future. And, interesting: the pro version says you can use this over a USB cable connection! Haven't tried it - probably no reason to - but for those who don't have wifi, it might work. It does require installing a PC program that's part of the Android software development toolkit.

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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby Brian_Houghton » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:41 pm

Thanks for your report, Dan.
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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby curtterp » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:03 am

Confirming it works with Jelly Bean (Verizon Galaxy Nexus v4.1.1)

Windows didn't find the phone at first, but waiting for about a minute then tried again, Windows found the phone it everything sync'd flawlessly
Have a good day

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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby Brian_Houghton » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:20 am

Thanks for the update, Curt.

Enjoy your jellybeans!
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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby curtterp » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:22 am

Oh I am enjoying it...... quicker/smoother/faster/different.

Not sure about the Google Now, but I did play with it last night during Monday Night Football, and it actually did very well with results for ball games. Some things just came up with links which I thought it would tell me something, but I think for the most part, it was fun to play with.

I do have a couple of programs that work differently, and one that doesn't work at all. TuneIn Radio used to hold on the lock screen when I turn off bluetooth, but it actually goes away from the lock screen. Foxfi no longer works (known issue). HanDBase seems to work very well (I have not found anything wrong).
Have a good day

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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby Brian_Houghton » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:06 am

Awesome. Glad that it is working well. I am looking forward to the increased frame rate. It's now 60 fps, right?
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Re: HANDBASE: Syncing with ICS/Jellybean

Postby ColinP » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:38 am

Works with Android 4.0.4 on a Samsung Galaxy Note and Window 7 Pro 64 Bit, but not with WinXP Pro.
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