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So I'm taking over this client with the WinForms application.
I know this client wants some new software in the near future.
The thing is, he has some sales people who go and sell their product over at the customer, who are all farmers.
They also go out in the field where internet isn't always available.

I know they either have a phone or tablet where they want to enter the client's order.
They currently write it down on paper or enter it as plain text on a tablet and then someone else enters it into the WinForms application.
So I'm thinking, since internet is not always available, I'll have to go with a phone app.
It should work on iOS and Android and, if possible, also on tablets, which can also be Windows.
These apps are installed locally so they should always work, even without internet.
Entered data can be cached when internet is not available and synced once an internet connection becomes available again (which can be hours later).

Does anyone here know of a tool, library or framework that runs on phones and tablets on iOS, Android and Windows or am I doomed to write umpteen different apps?
I know PhoneGap works on iOS and Android (and in the past on Windows Phone too).
I've heard some good things about Xamarin too.
But I have no experience in either.
I know I'll need a Mac to build anything for iOS because Apple are a bunch of ... Well, if you can't say anything nice just don't say anything at all Smile | :)
I've also read about actual offline web pages, but doing something like clearing your browser history or cookies will mess them up good.
It sounds like it's all kind of crap in 2019.

Any suggestions, ideas, experiences, tips?

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