updating text of a mobile app (newbie)

Nicolas Cueto niconiko at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 00:10:05 EST 2018

Noob again.

This works on the dektop but not on an Android device:

on mouseUp
   put url "http://mysite.com/dir/file.txt" into tTextToDecode
   put textDecode(tTextToDecode,"UTF-8") into field "the text"
end mouseUp

I looked in LC dictionary "put" but only thing was "Note: The Android and
iOS engines do not support 'libUrl' but do allow you to use put in the
background. "

On 9 January 2018 at 12:01, Nicolas Cueto <niconiko at gmail.com> wrote:

> A goal this year is to get an app (for foreign language learning) on the
> Android and iOS stores. To this end, I have begun to re-study LC8's app
> building course; LC itself I've been using for decades.
> Let's say my original app gets approved. In that app is a datagrid object
> list consisting of 10 vocabulary categories, the contents of  which are
> read in from a text file in specialFolderPath("documents"). A few months
> later, however, I discover more vocabulary categories are needed.
> What do I do? Can I somehow "download" a new text file into
> specialFolderPath("documents")? Do I have to completely update my app? Or
> something else?
> In the past what I've done for my desktop Windows standalones is to
> download data from my webserver over the internet. But, I imagine mobile
> apps must work differently.
> Hand holding very much welcome!
> --
> Nicolas Cueto

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