HD / One way sync

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  • November 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM #7815


    After the Mac and the iPhone versions, I just purchased Tap Forms for iPad. The enlarged iPhone version would have sufficed, but I like to support good software. Since iCloud sync now works (old topic on these forums), I love Tap Forms.

    I just hope someday (Tap Forms 2?) you will receive enough feedback to finally implement automated 2-way sync. Frankly this “auto pull, manual push” thingy isn’t a feature to me. So, maybe one day a “set and forget” option?

    Good luck for v2.0.


    November 24, 2013 at 12:17 PM #7817


    Hi Pierre,

    One thing that would have to be managed properly is when syncing occurs. Right now since it’s a manual process, the number of sync files Tap Forms generates is kept at the absolute minimum. That is, whenever you tap on the upload to iCloud button, Tap Forms generates a file which contains all the changes since the last time you tapped that button if there were any changes at all. If I auto-generate these sync files after every change you make, the number of files generated would just grow and grow. Each file at a minimum takes about 25 KB. That’s even with just a simple small change. The reason for that is each file is actually a mini copy of the main TapForms_db.sqlite database file (excluding the search index). So what to do with the massive number of sync files that would be generated is something that I have to think about.

    I also don’t want to generate sync files for every row of a CSV file import, but to delay generation until after a file has been imported.

    I’m sure there are many more situations that I have to figure out before I can enable full auto-sync. Some other apps that do auto-sync aren’t actually handling quite as much data as Tap Forms is, so it’s easier for them I believe.



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