Subject Re: [firebird-php] Android tablets?
Author marius adrian popa
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
> marius adrian popa wrote:
>>> I'm currently battling with the problem of wireless access to the internet here
>>> >  in the Cotswolds. Even a reliable 2G connection is hit and miss in many of the
>>> >  villages around here. I can only get a reliable 3D connection going up on the
>>> >  top of the near by ridge.
>>> >
>>> >  SO - I need to be able to provide access to the database on a mobile device in
>>> >  such a way that if the link is down it will use a local copy. I've got a crude
>>> >  setup on the laptop, but ideally I need to move it over to a tablet which is
>>> >  more practical. They actually HAVE IPad's but given the problems with those
>>> >  reliability wise they have asked me to look at an alternative ... Simply putting
>>> >  a real version of Linux on an Android tablet may be the quickest approach, but
>>> >  has anybody got any practical experience in this area? Anybody using PHP with
>>> >  Android?
>> I only have read about the scripting for android , i didn't tested
>> but you can install and create full apk , for database access use rest/json
>>> >
>>> >  What is more annoying is my legacy windows stuff has done this transparently for
>>> >  coming on 20 years but porting THAT over is probably considerably more work:(
>> For now you can create full native apps without any java crap inside
>> (starting with gingerbread)
>> so i guess it become easier to do the firebird port
> Actually it looks like I can avoid android which is much better. No reason why
> any of these tablets need to be crippled with the restricted versions that
> google punt :) I don't see why I should have to pay for something which THEY are
> getting free anyway ... I have MeeGo running on my phone so I'd rather say with
> that path anyway.

On meego+arm firebird should run quite well :)