Not sure if right place but question about data from iTunes...

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by carriesn, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. carriesn macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    Hi there.

    Im wondering if it was possible to set up a webpage that pulls data from the app store on iTunes.

    Im trying to set up an online (school only) app catalog for teachers-- we have so many useful apps on our ipads but the teachers dont have time to explore. I thought, rather than having to manually feed in all the information about an app, that maybe I could pull the data and insert it in the webpage instead. That way, if the information is updated, the webpage would always reflect the most updated information.

    Anyway- hoping someone can point me in the right direction! Thanks!
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    See here:

    That description assumes you already know how to write web-apps, parse and use JSON responses, and so on. The web-app could be client-based, i.e. JavaScript running in a browser, or it could be server-based, i.e. PHP or something else that pulls JSON, reformats it, and presents it as HTML.

    In the examples on that page is one that uses a lookup for an app's unique ID (the Yelp app). So if you have a list of app-IDs from the URLs in the web-based app store, you can translate that into a lookup request. Compare and contrast:

    Or you could just make a much simpler web page that's a big-bucket-of-links, and link to individual apps on the app store.

    A lot is going to depend on your programming experience, where you put the lookup or search requests (client-side JavaScript or server-side something-else), what resources you have for serving the content, and what the overall architecture and design is intended to be.

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