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Johann Dowa

Easy iPhone and iPad Library For Communicating With Web Services – Open Source

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Communicating with web services in your iPhone and iPad apps can be somewhat of a pain, and that’s why several open source libraries have been created to allow you to do just that.

While some of those libraries are good, I love it when someone comes up with something even easier.  I found out on Twitter the other day about a great new open source library called Seriously which appears to be a very promising library for easy communication with web services and JSON parsing (XML parsing coming soon).

Just take a look at this code to grab the background image url from a twitter account:

    NSString *url = @"http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.json?screen_name=probablycorey";

    [Seriously get:url handler:^(id body, NSHTTPURLResposne *response, NSError *error) {
        if (error) {
            NSLog(@"Got error %@", error);
        }
        else {
            NSLog(@"Look, JSON gets parsed into an dictionary");
            NSLog(@"%@", [body objectForKey:@"profile_background_image_url"]);
        }
    }];

Looks pretty good to me, short and sweet.

You can download Seriously on Github here:
http://github.com/probablycorey/seriously

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