First off, I have no iPad development experience.
I have been asked by my company to see if it is possible to recreate a touchscreen Application to work with ipads.
I created a basic touchscreen application that runs on Windows 7.
The application is basically a set of buttons that if pressed writes an entry to a local database. At the end of the shift this information is then uploaded to a central database.
Since the touchscreen buttons can be different things depending on where it is being used the buttons are dynamically created on load via an ini file, this ini file is also easily changed if any of the buttons need changed.
So my questions are.
Can an iPad application be created that changes on load based on what is in the configuration file, this configuration file must easily be amended.
Can the entries be written to a local database on the iPad?
Can the iPad connect to an MS SQL server to upload its results?
If the above can be achieved can you recommend tutorials to help me learn to create the above. (I am not an experienced developer but I can learn quickly and follow tutorials to get me where I need to be). I have access to a MAC and Xcode.