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I'm currently developing a project using C#. The project is a store system keeping tracks of basic information such as customer details and product details.

I was wondering whether there could be a way to create a temporary application for smartphones where customers can connect the smartphone to a USB (which is connected with the computer) and an application will come up on the smartphone and customers can input their details and then the system on the computer will store the information inputted by the customer.

Is this possible?

Sinisa Hajnal 15-Dec-14 9:33am    
Why not have them just input their details in win form on the computer?
developerjm 15-Dec-14 9:40am    
Because I will be upgrading this system for more functionalities, just giving you a basic idea.
Yvan Rodrigues 15-Dec-14 9:41am    
What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
What is your proposed solution, and why did you choose it?
developerjm 15-Dec-14 9:46am    
The problem I'm trying to solve is validation and verification of the customer.

A temporary app will enable the customer to enter details. The only thing that I'm not sure of is how I will pass the app to the smartphone and the details from the app to the computer.

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you can develop android application and distribute it using google play[^]
communication between android application and your main application can be done via web services .
check below articles
Step by Step Method to Access Webservice from Android[^]
Calling ASP.NET Webservice (ASMX) from an Android Application, the Simplest Way[^][^]
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developerjm 15-Dec-14 10:15am    
I know that I can upload it to google play, but can you do this using a USB instead of uploading it, so that it will be a temporary app?
DamithSL 15-Dec-14 10:23am    
yes, you can share the apk file via USB
developerjm 15-Dec-14 10:27am    
That means it will install the app? or just share it?
DamithSL 15-Dec-14 10:30am    
what you want to do? you can directly install the application to your phone using development IDE or you can create apk file and share it using usb drive, bluetooth, mail etc..
developerjm 15-Dec-14 11:25am    
How can I share it using USB?

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