How to turn a website into iphone App?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by shergill, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi guys. I run a social networking site. I am thinking about writing a iphone app that lets people log in to send/receive messages to their friends. So basically all this capability is available from the website. I would like to write a iphone application to do the same. I know I can use the iPhone SDK to create an application but what I am not sure about is how to let that application connect to my site. Do I just write some php pages that return xmlrpc data that my application then just parses to display? So meaning that the iPhone app will call a 'web url' .. make a request.. get back some xml data and then display that? Is that the general idea??
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    You can use a UIWebView to wrap up a working web page in, and have nearly exactly the same web app running on the iPhone without waiting for a web page download.

    I did this with one of my web app games, and about the only thing I had to change in my web app was to convert cookie state data into local user data storage.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I am also interested to converting a web site to an iphone app.
    Any solution?
     
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    dejo

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    #4
    Yes, there's a solution. Please read the post above yours to get started.
     

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