How to create a forum in iPhone app

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  1. poolaata macrumors newbie

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    I 'm looking for some sample to create a forum inside my iPhone app. Can some one give me an idea on how to go about it? If there are any samples available online, that would be helpful.

    Basically from my app I would like to a forum where users can collaborate.
    Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Pool
     
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  3. poolaata thread starter macrumors newbie

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    YES. This app is for iPhone only. This is not a safari browser based.... I am looking for a forum within my app.
     
  4. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    Its gonna involve a SQL database, and some back end server scripting.
     
  5. poolaata thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.
    I didnt clearly get the 'server side scripting' IT would be great if you elaborate.

    I 'm thinking of another idea. Can I hit a web services wrapper around a MySQL database?
     
  6. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not a 100% sure on the server scripting because I dont know what your gonna be doing etc. I can guess though, Ruby on rails is always a good choice.

    I'm not sure on the last question as I'm a poor developer. I'm just learning Obj-c :eek:
     
  7. poolaata thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. tcarcur macrumors newbie

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    I don't know of any samples for a forum app, but I would guess that your app should "ask" a server for a list of posts, the actual post, as well as posting a post to the server.

    The server would do most of the heavy lifting as the iPhone will only display what the server has. Or your app could cache the forum for offline access.
     

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