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8 Tips for Making Sure Your App Works Offline

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A recent post from Touchlab provides a list of eight tips to help mobile developers make sure that their apps are as effective as they can be while offline. The post is the third part of three (parts one and two cover the problem with ignoring offline support, and Twitter's failure to provide offline support in their Android app) and the tips it offers provide a number of options for offline functionality, as well as the caveats that go along with each suggestion.

The tips focus on issues ranging from offline syncing (state-based versus command-based) and understanding the difference between temporary and permanent connection issues, to wedging your app such that it never leaves a state of incomplete sync. 

Check out the full post if you need some tips on keeping your app useful even offline, and check out parts one and two for some persuasive arguments on the importance of offline capabilities.

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