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App that stores videos

hi i was wondering if any one could help me with the steps that i need to take to learning how to develop an app that you can store videos on and upload from your phone but the app will not have a website, i just want a normal app that you can upload videos onto. do i need a database and if so could some one please tell in the most lamen terms that there is what steps i need to take to know what i need to do, tutorials i need to watch, books i need to read, and what are the best things to learn from this website and others to know the knowledge to do this.

thank you

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

This is actually fairly complex. To upload the videos somewhere means that you need something on the web to upload to. We call this the "backend". There are free services like Parse.com that are very useful for this sort of thing. Your best bet at the moment is to start getting a feel for iOS development with our current courses and then look at the sample code and guide on Parse.com for uploading images.

But you are in luck, if you stick around, the next iOS project will actually deal with this directly. We should have details to share very shortly, though the latest updates from Apple at WWDC are causing us to adjust our plans a little. Stay tuned and good luck!

There is more information about what a backend is, exactly, in this other forum post. I would recommend reading through that post as well.