Today I came across an open source framework for communicating with Rails servers offering a vast number of features for easily communicating with Ruby On Rails projects. The library can even auto-generate Objective-C code, and for those who want to stick with Ruby now supports RubyMotion.
The library is NSRails from Dan Hassin.
Here’s a list of features taken from the Github page:
– High-level API, yet flexible enough even to work with any RESTful server
– Highly customizable “syncing” with your Rails attributes
– Nesting supported for relations like has-many, belongs-to, etc
– Asynchronous requests
– Autogenerate NSRails-ready Objective-C classes from a Rails project
– Supported in RubyMotion and MacRuby
Here’s a video demonstrating how easy it is to integrate a Rails web based service with an iOS app using NSRails:
You can find the NSRails homepage here.
Definitely worth an extended look.