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ManojKulwal
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01/02/14 10:22 AM (8 years ago)

Allow app content to be downloaded during purchase

Hello - I have an app called "Red Book" on the Apple AppStore, which contains best practices on risk management. The app is mainly lots of html pages with content, with menus to drill-down in different topics. One of the common complaints from users who have purchased the app is that they need to be connected to the web, after they have purchased the app - to view the content in the app. Once they have seen a page, that page is available in the app, when they are not connected to the internet. So what users have to do is click on every page first after purchasing the app, so they have all content when they are not connected to the web. So my main question is this - is it possible to configure my app, so when users purchase the app and download it, all html content is downloaded with the app download itself? Manoj
 
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01/02/14 10:53 AM (8 years ago)
Interesting app! Here is a document by GoNorthWest about online vs offline: https://www.buzztouch.com/files/howtos/Understanding_App_Refresh_and_Offline_Apps_v1.0.pdf Good luck.
 
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01/02/14 11:04 AM (8 years ago)
Couldn't find your app, link please.
 
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01/02/14 11:11 AM (8 years ago)
For me it was very useful. My first app was based in online information (html content) but after some discussions, i updated to offline information with pdf and ppt document. It depends of course the app and the information that content.
 
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01/02/14 08:07 PM (8 years ago)
You can use the html doc plugin to store everything locally on the device. No internet connection needed to access the pages.
 
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01/04/14 07:41 PM (8 years ago)
Here is the link to the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/red-book/id591097926?mt=8 -- Niraj
 
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01/05/14 03:07 PM (8 years ago)
Thank you for great inputs. Will review and come back in case I get stuck. Thank you Niraj for sharing the link of the app.
 

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