Dododex requires an internet connection each time you open the app.
Unfortunately, an internet connection is required for several reasons:
1. Fetching the latest creature data (Ark changes values occasionally, adds new creatures, and sometimes errors are fixed in Dododex's data, so a connection is required to fetch new data.)
2. Images of items and creatures are loaded from the web. While they are stored locally, new images are sometimes required if a new creature is added.
3. There are a few other "external" online components of the app (the form to report errors, feature suggestions, Kibble flow chart).
4. Ads require a connection.
In the next version of the app, creature data will be stored locally for a period of time so it will require a connection much less frequently (especially on Android, which fetches the data more often than iOS).
In the future, I may consider an "offline mode" in a paid version of the app, which wouldn't need a connection to serve ads, however, it seems like an offline mode would be a less than ideal experience for areas that need a connection to the internet. Also, Ark is an online game, so it seems like the need for this would be very low.
Sorry for the bump of this but I am all for offline mode,
For me, I like to browse and find out about certain tame times while I'm quiet in work, only problem is I don't have wifi here and not much data usage for the month so this would be amazing :)
Hi i really would like to see an offline mode. In my country we have only volume based online contracts, so i can only use this app when i'm at home with wifi.
I understand that ads need online connection, but you could add it as a Pro feature.
For the other things like new data, you could add a "update new data" button, so we could update the data when we have wifi.