RSS reader type apps are all over the app store, from sophisticated multi feed readers to simple apps that display nothing more than a blog feed. I’ve been asked more than once about making this sort of app and an excellent tutorial on creating an RSS reader has been created by Ray Wenderlich the creator of the Space Game Starter Kit and co-author of the Learning Cocos2D book.
What makes this a really good tutorial is that Ray really helps you to understand exactly what he’s doing, and uses some excellent open source libraries in the process that you can use in many different types of projects.
Specifically, the tutorial covers how to retrieve the actual feed, how to parse and interpret the XML data, how to do that in the background so your app doesn’t freeze up while updating, and how to perform real-time animated UI updates so that the user knows that the feeds have updated.
The tutorial can be found at:
How To Make A Simple RSS Reader iPhone App Tutorial
Definitely another high quality tutorial from Ray.
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