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Consultants like to change everything to give a sense of creating value without actually doing much at all, and they will be gone before any maintenance headaches appear. You need to know what your company's goal was in hiring these consultants, if it really was to get more done faster, the mythical man month is going to bite you. If it was to overhaul the ...


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As GlenH7 has already stated, given the constraints you have listed in the question your problem is effectively unsolvable. Assuming "it can't be done" is not an acceptable answer we're left with having to change the constraints. One option you mentioned involved getting the mobile devices to preload the entire set of tickets. Your concern was that fraud ...


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The ideal situation is to have a reliable connection to a single server so you can verify in real time that the presented ticket has not already been admitted to the event. As you pointed out, this is not always possible. A couple of nontechnical workarounds: Use assigned seating. Holders of duplicate tickets would have to sit on each other's laps. ...


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What about an adhoc wifi network among the mobile devices essentially if a device scans something it broadcasts it to the other scanners so they know not to accept it again. You could lose data between the devices but assuming you have some level of connectivity working then you get enough data through to make attempting to exploit the system not worth it. ...


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Firstly ensure that your view logic and domain logic are separate, you can search for "Model View Controller PHP" on Google for more information about this. Once your view is separated from your logic it becomes a simple case of including a different view for mobile devices. There are many libraries for detecting if the client is a mobile browser such as ...


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One approach is to create 2 web sites. One's your normal everyday site: http://www.example.com The other is a copy of the everyday site, except you modify the CSS and make whatever other changes are needed to support your mobile users. By convention, you have your server folks set that up with the address http://m.example.com. Now for the clever bit: ...



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