Alternative Software to Sybase
This is more of a query than a problem I have.
Sybase Unwired Platform together with SCC is what people use to create mobile apps that integrate with an SAP server.
I was wondering if there is other software out there that does the same thing and how you would use that software to manipulate data in SAP.
Tobias Hofmann replied
There was/is Syclo, but after SAP acquired them because of the apps the future of their server software is unkown. Maybe it will enter maintenance mode, which translate in the mobile world to: discontinued and abandoned.
There is still SAP Mobile Infrastucture (MI) available that you can use to build your apps. MI also has monitoring and offline capabilities, but with SUP it makes little sense to develop mobile apps with MI.
There is SAP Gateway, or other ways of exposing BAPI data as web service or JSON/REST. But you'll have to take care of the offline capabilities by yourself. Every smartphone comes with a sql database, the rest depends on your coding skills.
And there are still online HTML5 apps that can be made offline when combined with a container like phonegap + local db.
If you search the ecoHub you can find out how partners are offering mobile solutions, like this one: http://ecohub.sap.com/catalog/#!solution:workforcescheduling
Basically, when you know how you'll access the SAP data you can start developing mobile apps like every mobile app. The drawback: more work.