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From "Jacques Le Roux" <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: ofbiz on mobile & embedded devices
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:31:21 GMT
I think you should go this way. Using OFBiz POS embedded in a mobile seems impossible nowadays.
You may reuse some part of the POS code, not sure...

Also the hhfacility is a simple webapp, so not what you are looking for.


From: "tony marcus" <tony.marcus1980@gmail.com>
> Well Jacques, this is one our plan-Bs to have a mobile-client built
> from ground-up around jPOS (since its distribution jar size is also
> very small i.e. ~700KB, though not sure again if it supports mobile
> devices) in case ofbiz thing doesn't work for us. Please suggest!!
> regards,
> Tony Marcus
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Jacques Le Roux
> <jacques.le.roux@les7arts.com> wrote:
>> The POS is built to work in such situation. But it's really built around
>> JavaPOS and I don't know if you can adapt it to this use
>> case. Because of course it needs a DB (hence a hard disk) and at the very
>> least 256 MB of RAM (not sure 256 will even be sufficient)
>> Jacques
>> From: "tony marcus" <tony.marcus1980@gmail.com>
>>> I understand your apprehensions BJ, but the disconnected-mode is one
>>> of the main requirements/features that my client wants to have built
>>> in to his project so we are really looking towards having it worked
>>> out. Any suggestion/clue/hint in this regard will really be helpful
>>> for us.
>>> regards,
>>> Tony Marcus
>>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:34 AM, BJ Freeman <bjfree@free-man.net> wrote:
>>>> this has been a problem since the days of multiuser databass.
>>>> I recommend you steer away from having disconnnected system.
>>>> =========================
>>>> BJ Freeman
>>>> Strategic Power Office with Supplier Automation
>>>> <http://www.businessesnetwork.com/control/forum?forumId=SUPPLYCHAIN>
>>>> Specialtymarket.com <http://www.specialtymarket.com>
>>>> Systems Integrator-- Glad to Assist
>>>> Chat Y! messenger: bjfr33man
>>>> tony marcus sent the following on 6/22/2011 7:40 PM:
>>>>> Thanks for info. tips, Jacques.
>>>>> I suppose the WebPOS of OFBIZ will have to run a ofbiz app-server and
>>>>> all the mobile client will access it through Internet by any means,
>>>>> right!! but here we have scenarios where the mobile-clients can in
>>>>> disconnected mode (due to diff. reasons). How to tackle such
>>>>> situations?
>>>>> Please guide.
>>>>> best regards,
>>>>> Tony Marcus
>>>>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM, Jacques Le Roux
>>>>> <jacques.le.roux@les7arts.com> wrote:
>>>>>> There was a 1st attempt some years ago: specialpurpose/hhfacility
>>>>>> far
>>>>>> from what you can have now on mobiles
>>>>>> If you are looking for POS on such devices, then you should rather
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> look at WebPos than POS which is really designed for Point Of Sell
>>>>>> I guess you could use jQuery Mobile or of course plenty of other
>>>>>> tools...
>>>>>> Jacques
>>>>>> From: "tony marcus" <tony.marcus1980@gmail.com>
>>>>>>> Thanks for the suggestion, Adrian.
>>>>>>> Thats what we already have as a backup plan but then we won't
able to
>>>>>>> leverage the functionalities that ofbiz gives ootb including
>>>>>>> sync'ing. I know ofbiz is a server kind of thing but can't we
>>>>>>> some kind of smaller/reduced ver. of it which can run mobile
>>>>>>> regards,
>>>>>>> Tony Marcus
>>>>>>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Adrian Crum
>>>>>>> <adrian.crum@sandglass-software.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>> You would be better off Keeping OFBiz on a server and create
a mobile
>>>>>>>> device
>>>>>>>> portal in OFBiz. In other words, just have the device browse
>>>>>>>> -Adrian
>>>>>>>> On 6/21/2011 1:29 PM, tony marcus wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>>>>> We are quite new to ofbiz but feature wise it seem to
have almost
>>>>>>>>> all
>>>>>>>>> the functionality that we need. But there are few issues
which we
>>>>>>>>> are
>>>>>>>>> not sure on how to resolve.
>>>>>>>>> Requirement here is to build a client application based
on ofbiz
>>>>>>>>> framework which is targeted to mobile devices and embedded
>>>>>>>>> So
>>>>>>>>> the first issue is framework's size itself, which quite
huge for
>>>>>>>>> mobile devices. Please suggest on how to reduce that
to as small as
>>>>>>>>> possible. If not, then at least can just the POS client
part of it
>>>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>>>> extracted and made run on mobile/embedded devices?
>>>>>>>>> Secondly, since it has to on run mobile devices we need
to compile
>>>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>>>> using j2me, but that not not happening. Please suggest
on how to do
>>>>>>>>> that or if there is any other implementation of Java
SDK that can
>>>>>>>>> help?
>>>>>>>>> Thanks in advance and looking forward your replies.
>>>>>>>>> regards,
>>>>>>>>> Tony Marcus

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