iCloud API - third-party app data?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by InfiniteLoopy, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. InfiniteLoopy macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2010
    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if iCloud will also work with app data, to keep it synced between devices. For example, if I create a note in a note-taking app on my iPhone and have the same app on my iPad, will iCloud sync that note between devices if the developer uses iCloud's API?

    Additionally, could we imagine syncing iOS devices and apps with Mac apps via iCloud if the developers use the API?

  2. GabooN macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    Windsor, Ontario
    The keynote made it seems like if devs made use of the APIs, then it would work as a sync between devices. Without any changes by devs, iCloud will already backup the data just as it already did to itunes on your mac.
  3. InfiniteLoopy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2010

    Thanks for your reply.
    That would be quite interesting then. I guess it would also work in games that are compatible with both iPhones and iPads where you could continue on one where you last were on the other.
  4. iKennett macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    This is how I took things also.

    I guess the only point to mention is it wouldn't be a push service... each device would have to sync.
  5. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    interesting..... I like it! :)
  6. InfiniteLoopy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2010
    I know. I'd love to be able to sync with Mac apps too. If iCloud is as good as Steve says, it will truly be a great product!

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