I know that EGL RUI can be used to develop web based applications. This means that if the project is deployed on a server tomcat or WAS then an android device would be able to access this page. However, can EGL be used to generate pure Java that can be run natively on an android?
Alternatively can an EGL page be generated so that it can be used offline (disconnected from the application server)?
wisenose 270001NA4S125 Posts
Re: Android Apps?2012-05-09T11:26:46ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Hi James,
Last year november Will Smythe presented the EGL Strategy update 2011.
I attached an image of one of the sheets which probably answers your question.
I'm not sure if this is allowed but I'm sure IBM will remove my attachment if not.
Also: when googling for 'egl mobile web' you will find some interesting items on this topic.
dan_darnell 27000038BE973 Posts
Re: Android Apps?2012-05-09T15:49:29ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer."However, can EGL be used to generate pure Java that can be run natively on an android?"
The short answer is 'no'. EGL does not currently generate Java code using the Android API's. You can write EGL code using Dojo Mobile but it isn't a native Android app with access to all of the bells and whistles of the underlying device.
"Alternatively can an EGL page be generated so that it can be used offline (disconnected from the application server)?"
You will need an application server or some other "connected" way to obtain data (non-EGL web services for example) in order to have a very useful business application but it is possible to use browser-local storage and construct an application that has online and offline modes wherein you practice a store-and-forward or other synchronization method for working offline.