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Mobile Chat App with NW Cloud: Part I – What is “Twaddle”?

Hi there,

and welcome to our blog. Here we will share the experiences we gain during the development of a mobile app that uses SAP NetWeaver Cloud as the back-end.

Why did we create this blog?

SAP NetWeaver Cloud is a very new product of SAP that offers a Java Platform which you can use to develop applications “on the cloud”. Many people will test this new product on their own. On this blog we will share our first steps and ideas about developing a mobile application on NW Cloud. Maybe you can avoid some of the mistakes we made when you get started with NW Cloud by reading our posts.

What’s Twaddle about?

Twaddle is the name for the mobile app we are going to create. This mobile app will be a chatapp that can be used to send short messages between two or more users via their mobile devices. NW Cloud will be used as the back-end: It stores and provides all the messages, users and chatrooms. For the front-end we currently focus on iOS-devices, so the app will be available for iPhones and iPads.

Who writes this blog?

We are two students employed by SAP and are currently working in Global IT. It is our task to develop a mobile app that connects to NW Cloud. Julia Lakatos concentrates on the front-end-programming on the mobile device, while I  focus on the back-end-programming with NW Cloud.

In our second blog post we will demonstrate the architecture we use for Twaddle and show how we got started with NW Cloud. We always appreciate your feedback so please feel free to suggest any ideas of improvement.

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  • Sounds great.

    I’ve already got a few suggestions/ questions ….. 😉

    1. Let’s have some more details on the architecture that you are going to use. How are you going to deal with the interaction with the mobile devices.
    2. Why don’t you move your blog to the NW Cloud Developer Center. You would probably get even more readers if it was there.
    3. If possible, post you cloud to a CodeX project, then more people could see exactly what you are doing.

    D.

  • Sounds interesting.

    FWIW, you may want to reconsider the “twaddle” name. To some, this has a negative connotation and it’s associated with base, meaningless, dribble.

    • Yes, you are right. It might not be the perfect product name 🙂 We will change the name once we will go productive, as a codename I think we’re fine at the moment.

  • I think it’s great that intern students share their experiences on the community network. Hats off to both of you.

    You’re doing a good job with the blog series, and you’re showing a professional attitude.

    Plus, I like the blogs and I’m picking up some interesting ideas. 😉