Archive

Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

Code Scanner

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment

If you have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, there is a great app from AT&T called the “AT&T Code Scanner”.  Use your iOS device to scan QR, Datamatrix, EAN, or UPC codes.  All these codes can be created with Sunset Reports.

For more information, go to this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/at-t-code-scanner-qr-data/id381292358?mt=8

ATTScanner

Advertisements
Categories: Examples Tags: , , , , , , ,

iPad Database Sync

June 8, 2012 Leave a comment

In a recent article by Sam Laird titled “In a Relationship:  Mobile Apps and the Cloud“, the author points out the connection between mobile devices and the cloud. In recent posts we spoke about how this relationship works with our software. Getting reports from Sunset Reports is a simple process that we have spoke about several times and offered several methods to do it, from emails, texts, and cloud services.

Capturing data on a mobile device and getting that data into a database that Sunset Reports can connect to is a different topic. Client software on a mobile device exists to do just that. There are a few business database applications for the iPad, but here we want to focus on those that will “sync” to a cloud server in the true sense of the word.   The app needs to handle the situation where it is not online all the time. If you go to the app store and search for “database sync” you will only find one product in the “business” category, and that app is called “Cellica Database”. In future posts, we will explore this app and how to use it in conjuction with our product.

Cloud Server

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment

In some upcoming posts, the details of how to implement a Cloud Server with Sunset Reports will be discussed.   The following diagram shows the basis of this discussion.  This architecture has been used for projects where a database client was running on an iPad, and this client would synchronize with it’s server counterpart and keep a set of database tables up to date both on the iPad and the Server.   Then Sunset Reports was used to create the reports needed and pushed those reports to the client on a schedule and as requested.

End of the Geek Era

June 3, 2012 Leave a comment

A recent article titled “Cloud, iPad, and the end of the geek era” published on TechRepublic hits home for a lot of IT professionals.   The future is not about relying on the IT department.   Most people that need to get their work done, are doing it themselves.   That is why a product like Sunset Reports is a good choice for users who need to create reports from corporate data.   Recent posts here show how Sunset Reports integrates with the Cloud and the iPhone/iPad and also talk more about the IT department.

Cloud Storage

Use on Mobile Devices

Getting a Report via Text Message

IT Departments Should Not Write Reports for Users

End User Deployment by the IT Department

 

 

This Website on the iPad

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

This website has a special viewing feature when viewed on an iPad.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Don’t forget to click on the Menu button on the top right to see a submenu with all the pages available as well as the most popular categories.

You can always click on the bottom and view the site in the standard format.

Cloud Storage

May 9, 2012 Leave a comment

A great way to remotely get access to the reports created by Sunset Reports is to use a cloud service.   You have many choices including Dropbox, iCloud, SkyDrive, Google Drive, CX.com, SugarSync, among others.   If you are nervous about security with sensitive reports, use the password protection on an encrypted PDF file to be safe.

Our recommendation is SkyDrive, although the others work too.   Set your report repository to a folder within your local Skydrive folder on your workstation or server.   As soon as the report is saved, it is available on your Skydrive devices including other PC’s, your iPad, your iPhone, etc.   It cannot be easier or more simple.

Use on Mobile Devices

April 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Sunset Reports can work as a great tool for viewing reports on mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, or other smartphone via Email, FTP, or Web pages. The Push/Pull capabilities via Email and the report server function in Sunset Reports provides everything you need for viewing reports. Report design is best handled on the Windows based hardware where the databases generally reside.

The PDF’s generated by Sunset Reports can be sent to your iPhone and iPad  and they look great and are easy to view using iBooks. 

A good scenerio used by many users is to receive reports from Sunset Reports each morning via email on their iPad. The email comes to you when you are at home when you are connected via WiFi. Then when you leave for the day, your iPad has the reports you need without an internet connection. This process works great. You never have to wait for your reports to run or download. They are there when you need them and the PDF quality is wonderful. You can even forward or share the reports as necessary.