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Does GroupDocs.Annotation support Mobile App?


#1

By reading the documentation, it works with all modern web-browsers. It is also a mobile-ready solution that users can access and annotate documents from any web-enabled devices including desktops, mobiles and tablets.



Does it work within an off-lined Mobile App, or only iOS browser such as Safari?



Thanks.


#2

Hello Erica,

Thank you for your interest in GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET.

Basically, GroupDocs.Annotation is a client-server application. It mainly works on server-side, on the web-server, and provides a web GUI. End-users interact with this web-GUI via browser, when they view the documents, add annotations and so on. Because all modern mobile devices contains web-browsers, and these browsers support HTML, CSS, JavaScript and some other basic technologies, they are compatible with GroupDocs.Annotation; that’s why we claim that mobile devices are supported.

But, if I understand you correctly, you are asking about native support, when GroupDocs.Annotation-enabled application is located fully on the mobile device, as the native application, and working in offline mode, without connecting to the server-side. In that case, unfortunately, GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET doesn’t support it because of two reasons:
1) GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET in order to run and run properly requires full version of .NET Framework version 4.0 or above (even a Client Profile is not supported), and a set of 3rd-party libraries. Only WinPhone platform supports .NET Framework-based applications, but even it doesn’t meet GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET requirements.
2) GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET doesn’t contain any kind of non-web GUI. Of course, it provides a full set of public methods, using which you can do all that you can do with web GUI, but in case of non-web environment you should be able to create such GUI by yourself, and this task is not trivial.

GroupDocs.Annotation for Java - it is a Java-version of GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET, and it has the same feature set, as the GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET has. It can be installed as a native application on Android-enabled mobile device, so the problem number 1 is solved in its case. But the problem number 2 still remains - GroupDocs.Annotation for Java contains only web GUI, so on the mobile platform you should be able to create your own GUI.

That’s how things are. I believe that correctly understood your question. If I made a mistake - please specify it.

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