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Joseph Haddad
Joseph Haddad
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How do I create a URL that returns a JSON for an iPhone app that runs on Swift?

I'm currently developing an iPhone application in Swift that will display information from restaurants in my area (prices, promos, etc...). However I'm not sure if it's even feasible to pull information from about 20 different websites onto one app. Yo solve this problem, I want to create an URL. My goal is make a request to a URL to return a JSON file to my app so that the data may be parsed and displayed efficiently.

These are where my questions lie.

What are the steps I need to take to create a URL (costs, etc...)?

Would you recommend PHP or another server side language to create the JSON file? I want to be able to add/update/delete information from the JSON file at anytime from the convenience of my laptop.

Am I approaching this problem the correct way?