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matt

by Matthew Richards

posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

posted in Community

Ever wanted to get on the airplane with your iPad (or even iPhone) and edit a handful of files, but were not sure how to get those files back to the server so your team could have the updates?

Now, with the new updated iOS app, you can – with offline access. Just download the files while you are on the network, open them on the plane and edit them in your application of choice. When it is all done, save them back to the mobile app and the changes will be queued. It’s that simple with our latest iOS app, in app store now.

And as part of offline access, the latest app automatically retries failed uploads due to a connection problem, provides information on why an upload has failed and offers options for fixing it.

The iOS app is available in the Apple App store today for $.99.

Android users don’t worry, offline access will be coming to you shortly as well.

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3 Comments on this post:

  1. Chris

    Hi Matt,
    We’re HUGE fans of OwnCloud! When will the Android App be updated for Offline support?

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Chris

  2. Hjalmar Otto Fjøsne

    I am looking for a solution for a company that requires offline data access a lot of the time on iOS devices. The contents of the cloud will consist of many smaller files in various folders. They are currently using BOX but the company wishes to have control of their own data, owncloud solves this problem but it seems that the offline-availability is limited to single files and not folders. Another issue is that there seems to be no way of marking files to be available when offline besides the star; something dropbox also uses but is still no guarantee that the file is available offline. What are the future plans for owncloud regarding these issues?

    • ownCloud Inc.

      It is true that, right now, the mobile app is limited to single file sync. However, folder sync is on the roadmap and we hope to have it out soon.

      The star is how ownCloud marks files for offline use and is supposed to work. We are currently working on a bug fix release and a more reliable upload mechanism in future releases there, so stay tuned!

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