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Getting Started With QuickConnect Iphone

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Lee Barney the founder of QuickConnect for Iphone recently informed me that his framework has been and is being used in apps currently available in Apple’s app store.

For those that don’t know, I mentioned QuickConnect a couple of times in the past week as a framework that allows you to write your apps in javascript, and publish them on multiple mobile platforms. It appears as though the frame work is quite far along on the Iphone, and it’s great to see that one of these frameworks really is being actively developed. The prospect of being able to develop apps for all the coming app stores without having to rework any code is definitely enticing.

For those looking to get started with QuickConnect for Iphone I suggest checking out the wiki which contains a couple of video demonstrations. The framework is available from here and contains many examples.

It’s definitely worth checking out, and I may even write an app I’ve been working on now in QuickConnect as I need native database access, but am finding it very tedious to connect with all the various web services using raw Objective-C code.

Any tips for those that have used it would be great.  Have a great weekend.


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Access Native Objective-C Code In Javascript Iphone Apps

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Yesterday, I told you how to execute Javascript code on a page showing in a UIWebView using Objective-C. That was rather trivial as Apple has messaging functionality built in to allow that. Executing Objective-C code from within a Javascript application is not trivial. I highly suggest using one of the three frameworks I mentioned in a previous post.

Now, this is something that I haven’t coded myself because I haven’t run into a situation where I was using a web app that needed to add functionality not already implemented within Phonegap when working with Iphone web app code. However, the author of QuickConnect has an excellent tutorial on doing this here.

Basically what you do is write to NSLog from your Javascript code, then iterate through that log and extract the commands and variables to be used by your Objective-C code.   Overall, it’s not a very complex process, but a rather tedious one.

Thanks for reading this series about turning Javascript web apps into native ones for the Iphone app store, tommorow I will talk a bit about OpenGL ES.


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