Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

iOS, WebServices, Soap and XML Files

This is a discussion on iOS, WebServices, Soap and XML Files within the iPad Development forums, part of the iPad App Store category; I am currently developing an iOS application that lets the user download a set of question files (stored as xml) from a webservice (the webservice ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    291639
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2

    iOS, WebServices, Soap and XML Files

    I am currently developing an iOS application that lets the user download a set of question files (stored as xml) from a webservice (the webservice is acting as an intermediate interface - the files are created somewhere else), answer the questions through a standard interface (which will be the same for each question file) and post the response file (also in XML) back to the webservice.

    The question files will all be downloaded at once (every six to eight months or so) so that the amount of interaction with the webservice is minimal, and so that the users don't need wifi access all the time.

    The format of each file will be the same (XML based storage), however the contents of each of these files will change every six to eight months as the needs of the company change.

    Each question file will have multiple "paths" in it - so that if the first question is "Have you read the Chronicles of Narnia?" then the next question will depend on whether the person answers yes or no (if they haven't read them, why bother asking what is their favourite one?)

    My question is this :-

    Someone we spoke to about this indicated that we couldn't change the flow of the program, and that we can't download new question files every six to eight months. That the program would not be able to use different question files without being recompiled to use them, and instead we would have to embed each of the question files in to the application and send out a new version of the application every time the question files change.

    Can anyone tell me if this is actually true? Because the idea that an iOS application can't act in different ways based on imported files seems a little insane to me (but I am very new to iOS programming, so I could be missing something obvious!)

    So - can you alter the flow of an iOS program based on imported file contents, or is program flow fixed and unalterable?

  2. Ads



Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Good tutorial for webservices in django?
    By elmyn in forum iPad Development
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 03:17 PM
  2. ipad app -wcf ,webservices and consuming by objective c using ODATA protocol
    By FunnyRookie in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-23-2012, 01:31 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-20-2011, 03:41 PM
  4. Help! (Verizon soap opera)
    By David Blomstrom in forum iPad Carriers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-03-2011, 11:01 PM

Search tags for this page

web services ios soap

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread