Mobile cloud storage

Andrew Kluthe andrew at
Fri Feb 6 16:44:53 EST 2015

For simple, small files this could probably be done with livecode alone as
it exists today.

For large file uploads where it would block the entire process while it
uploads, maybe not so much.

I've got high hopes for being able to wrap all kinds of dll's and sdks in
livecode in the future when the replacement for externals hits the street.
How much of this ends up being do-able with what they are building along
those lines is still to be seen. I believe it was the intention to replace
externals for non-gui related things with "widgets" as well, yeah? MongoDB
Drivers, sqlcipher, curl, etc?

On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 8:22 AM, Mark Wilcox <mark at> wrote:

> > So most folks have either iCloud, Goggle Drive, Dropbox, or OwnCloud,
> > and using those sure beats building a complex storage backend for
> > simple apps.
> >
> > Does our community have yet a library for allowing the user to pick
> > which common storage system they have and an API for
> > reading/writing to it?
> Apple made a generic solution for this on iOS and OS X. Document
> Provider Extensions (OK, new OS versions only).
> If you want to read and write files from/to cloud storage then there's
> single interface and the device only shows providers that the user has
> installed/configured.
> The latter part you obviously can't get without being the OS provider
> and having providers write Extensions to tell the system they offer file
> storage. For Apple platforms at least it would make sense to mimic the
> interface as far as possible though, assuming you don't just want to
> wrap what they've already done.
> --
> Mark Wilcox mark at
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