So I have a need to take an iDevice and do, what I think is a simple set of functions to 1 end. I wanted to collect data on a device, maybe 10 basic things, serial number, free space, used space, device name, owner, network address, etc. Simple things, I imagine. Take that data, put it in a file with a specific name.ext. Ping a server to make sure it's available. Upload the file to a share on the server. Repeat this in 24 hours, every 24 hours. So, I was thinking of harvesting the data. Then running the next steps as functions to... Build the file Ping the server Upload I have written in many other languages and haven't started yet in XCode 4.2 but my question (finally) is... for a beginner in XCode, how tough is this going to be with my experience in OTHER languages and can anyone offer any advice?