Automatic Cloud Sync in iOS Centro Control settings

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Automatic Cloud Sync in iOS Centro Control settings

Post by AKWillows » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:29 pm

Hi

In the settings screen for Centro Control app on iOS there is an option "Automatic Cloud Sync"

Can anyone explain what this does and how to use it? It SOUNDS like it might automatically update the app when a new version is saved in the Demopad Cloud but not seen any evidence of this happening :-)

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Re: Automatic Cloud Sync in iOS Centro Control settings

Post by DemoPad » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:35 pm

Yes - it downloads the project when the app loads if a new version is published (not saved) to the cloud account.

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Re: Automatic Cloud Sync in iOS Centro Control settings

Post by cv27 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:21 pm

DemoPad wrote:Yes - it downloads the project when the app loads if a new version is published (not saved) to the cloud account.
How does one 'publish' versus 'save' to the cloud?

Also,there's 'Synchronize PC files with Cloud' in the Designer and 'Automatic Cloud Sync' in the app. I assume both are complementary, but some clarification would be welcome.

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Re: Automatic Cloud Sync in iOS Centro Control settings

Post by DemoPad » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:23 pm

Saving to the cloud happens whever you save your project .pad file. It creates a backup of the .pad file in the cloud. This has nothing to do with deployment to apps though, for that you need to 'publish to app' to compile the project ready for transfer to the app. If deploying via the cloud, you need to publish the compiled project to the cloud with this button:
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This is so that you can work on a project .pad file, saving backups to the cloud as normal, without the intermittent changes automatically going live to the customer's app - if they had 'Automatic Cloud Sync' turned on in their settings.

'Synchronize PC files with cloud' does pretty much the same job as saving a project which is already cloud based - it sends all project files to the cloud. if the project is not already cloud based, it lets you add it to the cloud. The only difference between a save, is that it overwrites all image files with the ones on your PC - sometimes needed if you alter an image file manually, it wouldn't usually be sent to the cloud again.
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Re: Automatic Cloud Sync in iOS Centro Control settings

Post by cv27 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:51 pm

Good info, thanks. This is a 'Pro' only feature, right?

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Re: Automatic Cloud Sync in iOS Centro Control settings

Post by DemoPad » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:15 pm

cv27 wrote:Good info, thanks. This is a 'Pro' only feature, right?
No, this applies to any DemoPad project which is stored in the cloud - you can deploy remotely using the cloud QR code.

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