Android App?

Asked by jdmark on 2014-05-17

Is there a way I can use this program to sync with an Android App? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say My Recipes Android app synced using DropBox and using this program on the desktop also synced using DropBox?

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Bernhard Reiter (ockham-razor) said : #1

As for Android recipe apps, I've so far only tried My Cookbook, as we have added import and export plugins for its format in the 0.17.3 release (as you've noticed). My Cookbook doesn't however support syncing.

Unfortunately, using DropBox (or any other cloud storage provider) isn't quite enough: to actually sync, both the mobile and desktop apps would also need to natively read and write the same recipe database file (shared via the cloud storage). In case of Gourmet, that's an SQLite database found at ~/.gourmet/recipes.db, with a scheme specific to Gourmet -- likewise, any Android app will probably use some sort of underlying DB (which BTW may well be an SQLite file, but with an entirely different scheme).

Sooner or later we'll need to implement a Gourmet version for Android... (which has been requested at https://github.com/thinkle/gourmet/issues/38 BTW)

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