iOS User Generated Content Database

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by corywoolf, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. corywoolf macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    Hello all,

    I was just wondering if anyone has experience with developing a user generated content based app?

    I am working with a group of other students (undergrads) this summer on an app to help students schedule study groups with course lookup, RSVP, and other useful features. We are all pretty inexperienced as far as iOS developing, but have C++ experience.

    I am guessing that we need to use PHP to setup a database that allows the app to fetch and post content. We have the funds to buy a dedicated server to run the database from the campus's network. I searched on Google for awhile and came up empty-handed, nothing specifically targeted towards databases for handling UGC for iOS. Are there any open source solutions? We expect to put a ton of time into this, so we aren't afraid to read some books on iOS development (not lazy). Also, this will be a free app.

    Thanks in advance,

    - Cory
  2. jnoxx macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    I'm sorry for the back-end part, i'm not that good in that region. but if u have any front-end questions, you can allways try pm'ing me, or post a post here x)
  3. corywoolf thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_8 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E401 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Thanks for the offer
  4. seepel macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    For the backend I'd recommend CakePHP it's pretty handy. Then for the app you'll be dealing with a bunch of UITableViews and NSURLConnections I'd expect.
  5. corywoolf thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    Thanks for the tip!

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