App to download and display photos

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ampsonic, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ampsonic macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am interested in creating an app that will allow a user to log in, automatically download their wedding photos, and then allow them access to the photos in a fashion similar to the photo app.

    Should I be looking to write my own code (I have previous c++ knowledge, but no mac programming experience), or is this something that can be done via a 3rd party tool?

    Any suggestions are appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  2. cnstoll macrumors 6502

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    It can definitely be done. From what I've seen implementing basic authentication is pretty straightforward on the iPhone. And you can make requests to download data of just about any kind. Then it's pretty straightforward to convert the data (NSData) into an image (UIImage) and display it on screen. So it's definitely possible.

    You'd have to do some server-side work as well, to implement the login system, as well as have a way to let the phone ask if there are pictures there, and what they're called (probably XML data). But yeah, definitely possible.
     
  3. ampsonic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fantastic, that's what I thought. The web end for authentication and picture lists shouldn't be a problem, I have experience with mySQL and such. I've got the iPhone SDK downloaded, I'll get that installed and start some practice projects soon. Hello, World. Here I come.

    Anyone else think this might be easier with some sort of 3rd party development tool?
     
  4. cnstoll macrumors 6502

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  5. ampsonic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that's exactly what I needed. Your the best!
     

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