PHP/MySQL connecting to device

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by HarryWorksInc, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. HarryWorksInc macrumors regular

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    Hello, I am relatively new to Web Development so i'm sorry if this is a stupid question.

    I have created a MySQL data base with a table of users and their passwords along with some various account information, I have successfully been able to read and write into the database with PHP but I am making an iPad Application in which I would like it to upload data to the MySQL Database.

    I am confused as to how to do this and am having trouble finding examples. I understand the concept that I must load a web page in the background with the data in the URL somehow but i don't understand how i can decipher the URL into the php. Does anyone know of an example or can tell me how to do this?
     
  2. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    The PHP/MySQL part of your application is blind to whatever device is requesting the page from your server.

    So if you can visit your page via a desktop browser and upload your data (ie, via a form for example) it will work the exact same way when your iPad comes along and visits your page.*

    If you are asking how to upload from a page to a database via php, then there are tutorials galore on the net. I wold recommend Tizag, w3schools and a few others.


    *as long as its not flash ;)
     
  3. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

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    Look up $_POST and $_GET. And 'post' and 'get' requests to understand the differences.
     

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