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Bug: Windows PowerApp Player - Cannot use offline mode

The PowerApp Player for Windows (from the Windows Microsoft Store) supports the SaveData and LoadData commands for offline use of Apps. However, if you download an App then later start the PowerApp Player while offline, no Apps are shown. So it is effectively impossible to use a PowerApp while offline when using a Windows device.

It seems that if you start an App while online, then go offline, it will work (assuming it is 'enabled' of offline usage) so the issue simply seems to be that downloaded Apps are not correctly appearing on the list of Apps to choose from when starting the Player while offline.

We have a need to run PowerApps offline on existing Windows hardware (so moving to Android/iOS, where offline mode works fine) is not an option.

Is this a bug that the Micorosoft team are aware of? Is it being worked on and is there an estimate for resolution?

Thanks,

Paul

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Anonymous
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@PaulD1  @wyotim  @johninfant  @Roxa  I've pinged @Kavishi_MSFT and we should be getting an update soon. 

@Anonymous 

Hi all, we are still working on the fix. Really appreciate everyone's patience here. Adding @Chris to provide the ETA. 

@Anonymousand @Kavishi_MSFT, thank you very much for sticking in there with us on this! I think we all understand that there is a LOT of work that goes into these platforms. Thanks for the updates and the effort!

This is turning out to be more involved that anticipated and a rough ETA would be first half of May.

Thanks for the update @Chris as well as all the work towards making this happen! It is much appreciated!

Thanks @Chris - please continue to keep us updated.

We have released a partial fix to the app store with version 3.18054.28.  I say a partial fix as you can now go offline on the app list and it keeps the downloaded apps in the app list when reopening PowerApps while offline. 

 

The scenario that is taking us longer to address is when going offline while PowerApps is closed in which case the app list still appears empty.  Thank you for your patience with this!

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@Chris Thank you for the update and for all the work being put into this. It is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous
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Is there any update on this issue or an eta for a full fix? The issue is marked as solved but the given solution is only partial. I can't consider powerapps to be truly offline available if you're required to first start the app when online.

Unfortunately, we don't have an ETA for the full fix yet.  I will keep you posted.

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