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chrono1081
Dec 28, 2011, 06:05 PM
Hi guys,

There is an app I'd like to make for personal use (not going in the app store) but I'm not even sure its possible to make.

All I want is to grab the snow report from a local ski resort since their page doesn't work well on the iPhone. I'm not sure of what kind of specifics that would entail but before I go digging through the documentation I was wondering if anyone could just tell me if it is possible.

Here is the page I would try and get the ski report from:

http://www.blueknob.com/winter/conditions.php



KnightWRX
Dec 28, 2011, 06:18 PM
NSURLConnection.

chrono1081
Dec 28, 2011, 06:33 PM
Thanks so much! I was looking in the wrong area.

So far the site is working fine as a home button on my iPhones home screen but I know it doesn't always work.

I have a bit more to learn with iOS anyway before I make that since its been about 2 years since I've touched it.

KnightWRX
Dec 28, 2011, 07:36 PM
You're really going to pay 99$ per year to have an app on your phone that downloads that page periodically in case it's "not available" when you want to read it ?

Otherwise, you'll need to jailbreak to side load your App onto your device.

fishkorp
Dec 28, 2011, 08:11 PM
The free app Ski & Snow Report will give you a lot of that info. I see Blue Knob when I pull it up.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ski-snow-report/id300412347?mt=8

chrono1081
Dec 28, 2011, 08:25 PM
You're really going to pay 99$ per year to have an app on your phone that downloads that page periodically in case it's "not available" when you want to read it ?

Otherwise, you'll need to jailbreak to side load your App onto your device.

I have a game I have been working on using Unity and I test on the device a lot, this ski report app would just be a quick side project.

The free app Ski & Snow Report will give you a lot of that info. I see Blue Knob when I pull it up.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ski-snow-report/id300412347?mt=8

Thanks! I never saw that one before. I guess I don't need to make one after all.