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

Setup your SAP Business Warehouse 7.4 on HANA in less than 1 hour

Hard to Learn SAP? 

As an SAP trainer I received a lot of feedback from my students in the past. Most of them said that “Learning SAP is not so easy!”. 

The question is „Why is hard to learn SAP?”. Based on my experiences, I found that the answer lies in the availability of the SAP Systems. You could not just download and install an SAP development environment and use it within 10 minutes, as the way you do it like in C#. 

What's new in SAP BW 7.4

SAP BW 7.4 is released and we are excited to check the new functionality in the system. In this blog series we will collect the most interesting to us new or enhanced features of the system – Integration with SAP HANA database, Planning in SAP BW, LSA++, Operational Data Provisioning (ODP) and so much more.