Cache your SAP data on Mobile easily with SAP SDK for Xamarin

Overview

I am currently working on my next Pluralsight course about SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Mobile Platform and Xamarin integration and I am refactoring my example ProjectRanker app so that it can use OData with JSON for getting the information from the server. This post is about the introduction of the Xamarin SAP SDK component and it's important Caching functionality.

My native app development impressions with Xamarin and SAP Business Warehouse 7.4 integration

Mobile challenges : Project Ranker app

I am working now on my new course for Pluralsight about building native mobile apps integrated with SAP and you can see on the pictures below the ready prototypes. The app itself shows a list of projects ranked by their cash-flow in different statuses, like Idea, In progress or Completed. 

These are the challenges that might occur during a mobile project:

  • Multiple target platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
  • Multiple screen sizes: smartphone or tablet
  • Performance issues: limited resources in network, phone
  • Mobile platform choice: Native, HTML5 or Hybrid ?
  • Data Quality: data is in different systems 
  • Data Access: how to make the information accessible ?
  • Cost: different technologies increase the time and money of a project