Couchbase Lite is an embedded JSON database for occasionally connected devices. It syncs data in the background, so users can collaborate across devices. There is an event based
_changes JSON feed API so you can drive data-binding UI frameworks like Sencha and Backbone to reflect remote updates interactively.
It works with native code as well as Cordova / PhoneGap on iOS and Android (you can even sync with Mac desktops), so it doesn't matter where your users are, they can work with the data, and as soon as they get back online, everyone will see their changes.
You install Couchbase Lite into your PhoneGap app using the PhoneGap command line tools and this command (where
$PLATFORM is either
npm install -g phonegap phonegap create MyPhoneGapApp cd MyPhoneGapApp/ phonegap local plugin add https://github.com/couchbaselabs/Couchbase-Lite-PhoneGap-Plugin.git phonegap run $PLATFORM
Congrats, you got to hello world. If you want to try a full example app, follow the instructions for 5 minutes to awesome
This is where the plugin fits in the picture: