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iOS Build a Self-Destructing Message iPhone App Retrieving and Viewing Data from Parse.com Retrieving Data from Parse.com

Jorge Guzman
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Jorge Guzman
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A chat app with Parse.com

Hi guys,

Does anybody know how can I get a tutorial or code for this?. I have been searching and found only for room chats, but I need a direct, user to user chat.

Tks in advance.

3 Answers

Nick Edwards
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Nick Edwards
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Hi Jorge, I don't know if you've done the 'How to Build a Self-Destructing Message iPhone App' course yet, but the principles are pretty much the same and can be adapted for a simple chat app (ie. you don't have to implement the self-destructing part).

The added benefit of using that course is that it also teaches you how to send pictures and videos via Parse.

Jorge Guzman
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Jorge Guzman
Courses Plus Student 21,390 Points

Hi Nick,

Thanks for your comment man. I did the Ribbit app before, it is not exactly what I was looking for, but with your observation I checked it again and got some ideas.

It was useful.

Cheers!

Nick Edwards
Nick Edwards
Courses Plus Student 15,766 Points

That's good to hear! I also came across a couple of links that might be worth reading, particularly if you want the chat app to work in real-time (seems that Parse is not yet capable of that functionality by itself).

https://www.parse.com/questions/real-time-chat-app-with-just-only-parse

http://www.quora.com/Parse-cloud-backend/Is-it-possible-to-use-Parse-com-for-realtime-chat-like-Socket-io

Good luck!