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Connecting a website with an iOS app

Hello all,

I want to know if I can connect an iOS app with a website? For example, if I had a website that provides live sports scores or updates and I wanted this to display this on an app, how would I go about doing this? So, if I had 'team A' vs 'team B' and the score was 1 - 0 and I had a view controller that displayed different matches how could I store this information on my app and then display it on the view controller? Then every time there was a new match the view controller updates and displays a new match as the website is updated. As a start would I go about using the NSURL Class or not?

Thanks in advance.

2 Answers

The website is storing the information in a database and the best way to provide this information to your iOS app is to connect to the database to access the same information.

So what class or method would I use to do this? Could you point me in the right direction in terms of docs or tutorials I could follow? Thanks.

1) By storing you mean persisting... right? You may want to look into Core Data or other persistence techniques like NSUserDefaults or caching.

2) You could have a method that runs in the background that retrieves data pushed from a server with score updates. You could then sync the UI with the latest data after the information has been successfully pulled.