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Building Offline-Enabled Apps with PouchDB at php[tek] 2015

by Bradley Holt

Published May 20, 2015 in Programming

Mobile web apps shouldn't stop working when there's no network connection. Offline-enabled apps built using PouchDB can provide a better, faster user experience while potentially reducing battery and bandwidth usage. Based on the Apache CouchDB database, PouchDB is an open-source syncing JavaScript database that runs within a web browser. Learn how to use the HTML5 Offline Application Cache, PouchDB, CouchDB, and Cordova/PhoneGap to develop fully-featured and cross-platform native apps, responsive mobile web apps, or high-fidelity prototypes that work just as well offline as they do online.