Lisbon OutSystems Community Meetup – Mobile Advanced Topics
One of the great things about the OutSystems ecosystem is how developers reach out and share their knowledge (and their doubts) with their peers – thus fast-pacing the growth of accumulated knowledge about the technology, solutions and best practices.
Sponsored by Outsystems and organized by Pedro Santos and Olga Duarte (darwinLabs and B-Synergy) the last OutSystems Meetup was a perfect example of this – it was an opportunity to gain further insights on the subject of Mobile Development, with some pretty advanced topics on the table.
Representing Outfit – Tailored Agile Solutions, was our senior consultant Ana Almeida – that conducted a presentation about the challenges her team had to deal with, while developing an application with some unusual specifications, as far as connectivity goes.
In fact, this particular app was to be used in extreme environments, by people working under harsh physical conditions – remote places where little to no connectivity was to be expected for periods of time that could range from hours, to even days or weeks.
And yet, the app had to function flawlessly during these “off-line” moments – without any glitches or hick-ups that could compromise all the work being done in the field.
After a brief explanation about the theory behind the technical solution adopted to tackle this obstacle – Ana proceeded to conduct a live demo, where she presented in real time, exactly how the Offline Login mechanism worked.
In the second half of this Meetup we had João Casanova, from B-Synergy, that shared with the community his extensive research on the topic of local storage and data synchronization.
Aside from conducting a critical review of already existing practices and patterns – João shared his own research about implementing a process that performs in low connectivity and provides the user with feedback about the synchronization process.
Of course, no Meetup is complete without pizza dinner for everyone and some extra time to socialize, in the end.
Our thanks to Ana Almeida – for her excellent presentation, João Casanova and the organization of this event, as well as OutSystems for sponsoring it.
And last but not least, to al the Outfit – Tailored Agile Solutions Team Members that made it to this event.
See you all soon, at another Meetup!