Logging Device Tokens

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Tue Aug 7 13:32:14 EDT 2012

Databases are so stupid-easy that I am using a DB.  I've tried both an
angry hard-core DBMS and LC connected to <censored/>.  Both work great.  If
you are scared of/inexperienced with databases, then there are several LC
database libraries that will make that problem go away.

I think you guys are overthinking this.  You are right that the server side
is the hard part, but there are lots of ways to fix that:
a) Implement an HTML server - there are several examples, and somebody
(sorry, forgot who) has a LC Server hosting service, if you want to keep it
all in LC.
b) Think about it - the communication of the token and notification prefs
does not have to be real-time i.e. this very millisecond.  That leaves you
with thousands of possibilities.  For example, you could generate a file on
the mobile device, encrypt it, then use one of the dropbox externals to
upload it.  Then your "server" can pull the file/data, decrypt it, and
update the database at your leisure, or half-a-second later, whichever
suits you better.
c) Pick some other asynchronous method to transmit the data from the

On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."

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