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Jason Dunn
07-18-2003, 02:52 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.sunnysoft.cz/en_atom.php?atomid=391' target='_blank'>http://www.sunnysoft.cz/en_atom.php?atomid=391</a><br /><br /></div><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/561.gif" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/><br /><br />I've heard a few people say they wanted AvantGo for Smartphones, but since we're unlikely to ever see that, this program from Sunnysoft might do the trick instead. Some of the features (the poorly-worded English is from their site):<br /><br /> "to download any Internet and Intranet web site to your Pocket PC <br /> possibility to download any data quantity <br /> no need to register and pay for downloaded data <br /> possibity to download data from servers demanding authentication (user name and password) <br /> possibility to add, edit or delete any channel <br /> possibility to clear channel (delete content, not channel parameters) <br /> possibility to create customized channel with settings"<br /><br />I'm having a hard time imagining the scenarios where this would be useful though, considering your Smartphone is a wireless device capable of fetching data when you need it. Is it simply a matter of wanting to save costs on GPRS? I'm fortunate enough to have access to flat-rate data, so for me it's a matter of time savings I suppose. Although I do remember wanting to check <a href="http://www.calgarymovies.com/mobile">Calgary Movies</a> once and not being able to get a stable GPRS connection. I suppose having an off-line version would have helped, but it seems to go against the spirit of what having a connected device means.<br /><br />What scenarios would you see yourself using this application in?

TANKERx
07-18-2003, 03:46 PM
The cost saving issue would be the clincher for those who don't have flat rate, and the speed at which the data can be downloaded.

Also, the cost of the software is hardly prohibitive at $8 on Handango.

Just my opinion :-)

jenneth
07-18-2003, 06:04 PM
Not everyone is lucky enough to have flat rate GPRS :( . I get charged 10 AUD per 1 MB a month, with 2c per kb thereafter, can you imagine? So yes, this application would be very convenient.

sagivh
07-18-2003, 06:20 PM
riding on the tube result in having no connection at all.
i am spending approx 45 min on my way to work, so it can give me something to read...

futaris
07-19-2003, 07:18 AM
Yep, over here in Australia, GPRS rates aren't that cheap. :( It is a definite cost-saver.

encece
07-20-2003, 03:48 PM
Are the webpages saved in the same format as the original?

skjelnes
07-21-2003, 10:53 AM
I've heard a few people say they wanted AvantGo for Smartphones, but since we're unlikely to ever see that


Do you have som "inside information" or are you just speculating?

I am testing World Off-line and so far I am very pleased. The dowload time is much slower than AvantGo on Pocket PC but I can live with that. I just removed some of the channels I do not read much.

I'll probobly buy it. :)

Now I just need the mobile version of SmartphoneThoughts! 8)

spg
07-21-2003, 08:13 PM
Are the webpages saved in the same format as the original?
Good question, I would be curious to know as well. AvantGo I know does some pretty hefty compression of webpages, and I would hope this would do something similar.

ladak
07-22-2003, 10:51 AM
Are the webpages saved in the same format as the original?

Hi,
the World Off Line compresses all text data, mainly HTML pages. The pictures are not compressed, but you can choose not to download them.
-Developer-

spg
07-22-2003, 06:50 PM
Hi,
the World Off Line compresses all text data, mainly HTML pages. The pictures are not compressed, but you can choose not to download them.
-Developer-
Great, that is what I was hoping for. Compression is a must have on small devices like Smartphones.