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iOS Local data store / Cora Data examples?

Are there any examples on using Core Data as a local store and syncing with the Backendless data store?

I'm coming from a Parse background where I could store locally and also sync to the backend.

I've had a look and there doesn't seem to be much information.

What do people currently use in situations like this for storing / caching data locally while also keeping it synced to the backendless data store?

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There is some support for CoreData though it is more of an experimental nature. More complete local storage support is on the roadmap and is planned for later this year.

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I've read a number of posts on this particular topic and as apart of migrating away from parse, I myself have also got a need to provide a level of off-line capability in line with Parse's locate data store.

I’ve seen a few comment regarding to to this feature from yourself but i just wanted to get a feeling on how far this was away from being deployed.

Providing our own capability will a big investment and we don’t want to start development if something will be appearing in the next Month or two.

On the flip side, if you required beta testers then please let me know

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Thanks for the reply.

So what is the solution currently for this type of situation? How should I deal with storing data locally while also syncing to the backendless data store?

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Right now you'd need to handle local storage in your application - our SDK does not perform that function.

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So I need to handle the coordination between saving the data locally while also calling the relevant SDK methods to save it online.

Sounds like a challenge haha. Thanks.

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Any progress in this regard? How about opensourcing the iOS SDK so we can also contribute?

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Hi Miroslav,

As far as I'm concerned, there is still no built-in support for local storage in any of Backendless SDKs, and actually although we have it on our roadmap, it is not a top priority task for now.

All our SDKs are open source for a long time already - you can find them on GitHub. For example, here is the iOS SDK page: https://github.com/Backendless/iOS-SDK

And of course we would really appreciate any contribution!

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