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Writing Web Services

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Writing Web Services

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Ah, look, here’s another excellent tutorial from Messr. Wenderlich:

How To Write A Simple PHP/MySQL Web Service for an iOS App

As an iPhone/iPad developer, it can be really useful to be able to write your own simple web services that integrate with your apps.

For example, you may wish to display some news updates that come from your web server, and display it on startup. Or perhaps store some user data “in the cloud”. Your imagination is the only limit!

In this first tutorial in this two-part series, you’ll go step-by-step through the process of creating a simple web service, based on a promo code system I included in my latest app, Wild Fables


Why yes, an IAP promo code system would be handy, wouldn’t it? And simple enough for us complete web n00bs to follow, even!

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