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Data portability
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:00:15 PM »
 

APRock

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Watched the video and understand that Cloud storage may be a future feature. However; I was wondering about exactly what file this data is stored in on my device so maybe I could copy that from my tablet, put it on my phone so they are identical, go to the range, shoot a bunch, make data adjustments right then as they happen, come home, clean up, relax, squirt the data from phone to tablet so it's correct when I go to reload. Some other data base apps I have use a "Back up and Restore" utility to accomplish this, or the cloud, or tell you which file you can copy. Didn't see anything like this on the free version.
 

Re: Data portability
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 11:08:07 PM »
 

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The data is not stored in a user-accessible format.  It's in a database.

Also, the free version would not include cloud backup, this feature will only be implemented in the paid version.

Thank you for your inquiry, and please let me know if I can help you with anything else.

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Re: Data portability
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 03:36:35 PM »
 

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Direct access to the data in the database file isn't necessary. I just want to move the information from my phone to my tablet and vice versa. I have "inventory" types apps that accomplish this, usually via a "Backup". You hit "Backup" on your phone, it creates a backup, says, "Here it is", you select it and share it using text, Push Bullet, some other file sharing method. Go to your other device, fire up the app, select "restore", select the file you just shared, it gives you a stern warning that all data on THIS device will be replaced ad you hit ok. Now you got the same data on your devices without having to enter it twice. AND you have a "BACKUP" if your main device crashes, gets broken or stolen.
 

Re: Data portability
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:04:16 AM »
 

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Yes, I'm familiar with that method of backup as several other apps I use do the same thing (Applied Ballistics, for one).

As you noted, one of the bigger problems (in my mind) with that method is the "warning, all data will be overwritten/etc". What is being worked on is an automatic, cloud-based solution that will function without the user's input at all. You would simply flip a slider to turn on/off cloud-based backup. One of the goals is, as you mention, not simply backing up the data, but rather, to allow said data to be easily shared between multiple devices.

But again, this feature will not be available on the free version.

As for copying the data yourself, it's stored inside the app space, and isn't accessible without a deep technical knowledge of Android, and some specialized software. It's not in regular shared storage - that would require additional permissions for the app to be able to access that, and it's not necessary. In fact, it's poor form in the security world, because if it were in shared storage, any other app couple theoretically copy that file and do whatever it wanted with it.  No Bueno.

Hopefully this helps to clarify the direction the app is headed. If you have any other questions or feedback, please don't hesitate.

Thanks!
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Re: Data portability
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 08:22:59 PM »
 

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So the "Data" is stored more integral with the app executable as opposed to a separate file such as a CSV. Gotcha. For me, the cloud option, once implemented. will make this a keeper app..

Thanks for your responses.
 

Re: Data portability
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 11:23:39 PM »
 

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No, that's not what I said either.

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Re: Data portability
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 01:28:32 PM »
 

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Jeff  is there a way to transfer the data to my new phone? Other than re entering everything?

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