Problems with Wi-Fi connectivity can greatly affect the use of your YAPI application on iPad devices. Your office may be having WiFi issues if the YAPI application is reporting an inability to locate the server on startup, and the app displays the following error message:
When you retry one or two times YAPI is able to successfully locate the service and connect to it. In the most typical scenario, the problem occurs when YAPI is launched on the iPad that has been idle for a while.
When YAPI starts on iPad it tries to locate the YAPI service by listening for special “heartbeat” messages that the service broadcasts every 5 seconds. If YAPI misses 3 messages it assumes that the server is not running.
Meanwhile, iPad has a tendency to let the Wi-Fi connection go dormant very quickly in an attempt to increase the battery life. Unfortunately, when the iPad automatically reconnects to the Wi-Fi network, it may fail to do it fast enough. So by the time iPad gets Wi-Fi connection YAPI quits.
To eliminate this problem, let YAPI know the IP address of the computer running YAPI Service.
Start YAPI, open Configuration tab, and enter the IP address of the computer that runs YAPI Service. Push the Home button and start YAPI again.
Here is how to find YAPI Service IP address.
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