Offline OData allows building offline enabled applications using an OData service. The application uses the same APIs and the same model to read and manipulate the data as it would if it was working with a purely online OData service.
The biggest misconception when using Offline OData is that creating an offline-enabled application is as simple as taking an online application and adding a few lines of code. The reality is that there are design considerations fundamentally different from online applications that need to be considered when building an offline application. This lecture discusses some of those key considerations and best practices for handling them.
Offline OData is built on top of robust, industry-proven technologies: MobiLink and UltraLite. Offline OData is available with the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, as well as SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Service for Development and Operations, and SAP Mobile Platform.