What is the difference between retrieve object and get storage item object?

In Mendix 8 native, we can use the “Retrieve” object activity and the “get storage item object” local storage activity.   Does the Retrieve activity access the local phone database when used in a nanoflow? If so, where does the Get Storage Item Object get its data from? Is that a whole other local database? Do they both access the same one? If it’s an offline-first app, I don’t think that it would be accessing the online Mendix database.   Thanks!
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Hi Sharon, 

“get storage item object” is part of nanoflow commons, documentation is available here: https://github.com/mendix/nanoflow-commons

When you're offline a nanoflow retrieve action will use the data you've stored on your device through synchronisation, more on this can be found in the mendix documentation, more on offline-first: https://docs.mendix.com/refguide/offline-first

Hopefully this helps you out.