Basic Networking questions

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by wonza, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    I already have a game in the apps store and its doing moderatly welll, but Im wanting to add online multiplayer but I dont really know where to start as I've never done networking at all before. My questions are:

    1) What sort of server will I need? I already have a linux virtual server running my websites, but Im not sure it has a C compiler, will I need to rent another one too? Are there any you can recommend?

    2) Is there any libraries out there I can use to help me develop my networking code?

    3) Are there any decent tutorials on how to start writing networking code on the iPhone?

    4) What can I expect in regards to lag/ping times etc? As this is a fps space shooter game, it could probably do with fast responses.

    Many thanks for any help you can give?

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