We have a client that uses handheld devices to track their route deliveries. We are contemplating re-writing their route delivery app and running it on iPad Mini's. The question arises as to whether this should be an IOS app or a web app. Their current system has to be sync'd before the drivers leave for their deliveries and sync'd again when they return with the updated information from their deliveries. They currently have routes in 3 different cities so the syncing has become a big deal and something that just seems to slow everything down.
We would like this to be real-time so that we can eliminate the syncing. We are trying to consider all the pros and cons of an IOS app or a web app. Please provide your feedback and/or suggestions that we should consider before proceeding with one or the other.