Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity. The rather new context of mobile devices introduced problems such as presence or absence of a network connection or even high latency and low bandwidth. This article covers approaches to these problems in the field of mobile app development.
One of the major constraints of web applications has always been connectivity, especially with mobile applications. In this article, Jef Claes shows you how to use HTML’s offline capabilities to ensure the application keeps working even when the network connection isn’t.