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    Stored data or web service?

    Hello everybody!
    I'm new to j2me technology and i want to ask you,
    if it is better for my apps data to come bundled inside the apps jar (1Mb xml file), or
    is it better to create a web service for my app when it needs the data.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Stored data or web service?

    Some phones might refuse to install large apps, and some channels (e.g., operator/carrier portals) might also refuse to distribute large apps. In that sense, it is better to minimize the data in the actual app installation file. Of course, then, the drawback is that using the app requires a data connection (at least for as long as it takes to load the data off the network), and then you also need to host a server to keep the data (and ensure it is available for all users of your app).

    In other words, it depends.

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    Re: Stored data or web service?

    Thank you sir for your reply.
    The dilemma is that i can have a large(?) app (~= 1.5-2Mb the whole app) with all data available (non volatile) or i could have network connection overhead. I don't know the answer, because i'm new to this technology (.net desktop application + php web services background). If 2 Mb is considered as a large app i should choose a network solution.

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    Re: Stored data or web service?

    Quote Originally Posted by antonisg View Post
    Thank you sir for your reply.
    The dilemma is that i can have a large(?) app (~= 1.5-2Mb the whole app) with all data available (non volatile) or i could have network connection overhead. I don't know the answer, because i'm new to this technology (.net desktop application + php web services background). If 2 Mb is considered as a large app i should choose a network solution.
    Welcome to the Forum Nokia Discussion Boards...

    Yeah as mentioned by the petrib, there is a huge number of devices available which will deny to install the mobile app more than the 1 MB.. However there are newer devices which support much more than that. Now this is up to you that if you wanna cover to huge market or not. Again this depends upon the nature of the app. So you check the nature of the app and let us know the same too in order to provide the exact and best suited track to follow.
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