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Jisha Anand
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Dear Android Experts,

I have a business process flow managed using BPM invoked through an android platform. But since the human interaction modules can trigger a web service which demands huge data transfer, the solution is not found to be realistic (considering the huge data transfer bottleneck of web services). Is there any other recommended way to realize such a scenario where huge data transfer is needed in Android platform?

Thanks a lot for your valuable comments...

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How much is "huge"? Resource-constrained devices are not a good place to keep large amounts of data; could it be kept on the server instead of on the device?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:How much is "huge"? Resource-constrained devices are not a good place to keep large amounts of data; could it be kept on the server instead of on the device?


Ulf,
What storage size can Android support?
 
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Thanks a lot for your kind reply. As per the business requirement, the huge data must be confirmed by the user before going to the next step in the BPM. Hence data must be transferred to the device and make it viewable in the android platform. The data size would range from 5MB - 10MB...'m curious to know how to tackle similar cases in these resource constrained devices.

Ulf Dittmer wrote:How much is "huge"? Resource-constrained devices are not a good place to keep large amounts of data; could it be kept on the server instead of on the device?

 
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How is a user going to "confirm" 5 MB worth of data on a mobile device? What kind of data are we talking about?
 
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that is the problem. we are doing a feasibility analysis to port an important process flow of our application to mobile device. But the bottleneck is that at one step user has to review a 5MB report (now it is in excel format, it could be converted to other formats also). This data could be streamlined to 2 or utmost 1.5 MB but not more. So can we conclude the application is not feasible to port to mobile devices?

Ulf Dittmer wrote:How is a user going to "confirm" 5 MB worth of data on a mobile device? What kind of data are we talking about?
 
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That depends on what's in the report. 5 MB could mean 100.000 cells of data, which no one can reasonably check, not on a mobile device, and not elsewhere. It could also mean 10 cells and a hi-res images.

But you can easily test that yourself - have a user (not a developer) download the file to a typical device you would use, and have him carry out whatever the confirmation process entails.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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