Accessing web services from an iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by rrpalma, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    Total noob here to iphone programming, but not to Objective-C.

    Does the iPhone SDK provide for a set of classes / APIs to access remote web services? Or do simple HTTP POSTs and GETs?

    Thanks for your comments!
     
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    dejo

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    #2
    Isn't that how most web services are done?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Thanks for reading. You're right I guess. But although all web services involve a POST (or a GET) not all GETs or POSTs are for web services. So perhaps I should rephrase my question to a more specific:

    Does the iphone SDK provide an API for SOAP based web services, or at the very least, for doing basic POSTs and GETs?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #4
    I don't think there i built-in support for SOAP. NSURLConnection can do POST or GET http connections.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    Can't NSURLConnection pretty much do any thing that a RESTful interface would allow?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #6
    Yes, but you have to do a lot of work yourself. If Apple chose to provide a set of classes for this sort of thing you can imagine it would be a few lines of code only.
     

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