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absnet

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Dear MacRumours,

Was hoping to get a recommendation on one of the many online iPhone app builders.

I am a medical professional designing a basic app for our local hospital. I do not have programming experience but have been experimenting with some of the online builders available.

I am looking for a online app builder with the following two features:
(i) Database support with cloud option
(ii) PDF viewer support - i.e ability for user to view local PDF file within the app - without being sent to a link to a website/ google documents.
(iii) Ability to add forms

I have found Mobincube so far the closest to what i want with regards to Database support (but at the moment they are lacking PDF viewer.

Thank you in advance
 

Punkjumper

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If medical professionals are going to be using this app I wouldn't even dream about using an online system. There are no shortcuts, hire a developer.
 
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absnet

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I appreciate your concern Punkjumper - but it really is a simple app to just list different clinical trials. I have already developed using an online tool and published one app and it has worked fine with no issues - just want to add on a few extra things.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Kind Regards
 

VolceOntra

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If Mobincube supports opening links in a web browser, than you can display the PDF in safari...
 

1458279

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Ok, the site says you can publish the app to the appstore, so do they generate code and you get the code then submit to the appstore?

If so, maybe just take the code and modify it for PDF support. If you can post the code here or a link to it, maybe someone can just tell you how to do that or pay someone to do that.

At 1st I thought it was a web app, but they say on their site you or they submit to the appstore.

Do they give/sell you the code?
 

firewood

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I appreciate your concern Punkjumper - but it really is a simple app to just list different clinical trials.

If it's a simple app, then it will be a simple project for a moderately experienced iOS contract developer. Better that way because you can contract to own the actual source code and Xcode project files, and later learn to customize it however you'd like.

Mobincube seems to allow custom code. But they want a Developer .p12 file, which many clients consider too confidential to pass on to any outside service.
 

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They (Mobincube) also seems to offer them to create custom work. IMO, they might be willing to add PDF support into their system as it's a pretty popular file format. I'd be talking with them about that, as it seem like a good option for you.
 

grandM

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Dear MacRumours,

Was hoping to get a recommendation on one of the many online iPhone app builders.

I am a medical professional designing a basic app for our local hospital. I do not have programming experience but have been experimenting with some of the online builders available.

I am looking for a online app builder with the following two features:
(i) Database support with cloud option
(ii) PDF viewer support - i.e ability for user to view local PDF file within the app - without being sent to a link to a website/ google documents.
(iii) Ability to add forms

I have found Mobincube so far the closest to what i want with regards to Database support (but at the moment they are lacking PDF viewer.

Thank you in advance
No offense but medicine generates huge turnovers. Moreover patient confidentiality and data integrity ought to be of the highest standards. Hiring a trusted developer only seems logical. Ill people also tend to hire a professional physician at much much higher prices. Maybe they should just google the treatment...
 
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