Tap Forms Organizer and Secure Database for iPhone, iPad, and Mac › Forums › Using Tap Forms › IPad to iPhone Sync (Sorry to ask)
August 3, 2012 at 8:18 AM #3705
I have been using tapforms on the iPhone for a while now and love it. I have been hanging in for the cloud sync to be sorted before adding Tapforms on my shinny iPad 3. Your no doubt in the process of sorting this and probably fed up with people asking about it. From where you are in the development now what’s the upgrade sync functionality planned for the transition for users who already have the app on both devices ( i.e. the risk of losing data if I am using both versions and the cloud upgrade is rolled out).August 3, 2012 at 8:24 AM #5270
No worries mate! I’m happy to hear from customers about whatever questions they have. I’ve submitted Tap Forms 3.0 to Apple for approval just yesterday which includes iCloud sync. The process is as follows:
1. Register device A with iCloud sync.
2. Register device B with iCloud sync.
3. Register device C with iCloud sync.
4. Tap on the sync button on device A and all your changes will be pushed up to iCloud. Device B & C will download the database from A and sync them. Last record, field value, form, field, etc. modified wins. So whichever has the newest modified date wins.
Tap the sync button on the other devices when the they’ve finished downloading and processing the changes from iCloud. The data from devices B & C will then go up to iCloud after they’ve merged their changes with whatever data was in A.
In the end you’ll have the same data on A, B, & C. It all gets merged, so you don’t have to pick a master or anything like that. But if you have data changed in the same form on both devices, as I said, the last one that had the change will win. There’s no conflict detection.
BrendanAugust 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM #5271
I love this app and the iCloud support makes it complete for me, Thanks!
How long do you expect it to be before we receive the update on the appstore?August 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM #5272
I submitted it to Apple a couple days ago, but I had to reject it yesterday to fix a bug that was missed during testing. So I am re-submitting it today. It usually takes Apple over a week to review and approve.
BrendanAugust 22, 2012 at 8:26 AM #5288
Hi Brendan – new user here, already grabbed both the iphone and ipad versions – great apps, really happy so far!
Just wondering how the icloud sync is going for the next release? I’m a bit hesitant to move my main databases over fully at the moment just because I hate it when they get out of sync (always seem to lose data one way or another!).
Looking forward to the update…
TAugust 22, 2012 at 4:22 PM #5289
iCloud sync is done. Tap Forms 3.0 has been approved, but I haven’t released it into the wild just yet. It’s on “Developer Hold” status. Once Tap Forms Mac gets approved, I’ll release it. I’m holding it back because Tap Forms 3.0 has references to Tap Forms Mac in it and I want Tap Forms Mac to be available at the same time as Tap Forms 3.0 for iOS.
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