Beginners questions

John Allijn john at allijn.com
Fri Dec 31 06:58:21 EST 2010


Thanks Mark!
I'll look into the libURL.
Best regards,
john.


Sent from my iPad

On Dec 31, 2010, at 11:30, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Hi John,
> 
> There is no easy way to import all iOS controls. You can fake them using pictures.
> 
> LiveCode for iOS can connect to sockets, so it should be able to contact a web server and read data from an on-line database. I don't know whether libURL is included already (just check the release notes), but if it is then it should be easy.
> 
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> 
> Mark Schonewille
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> On 31 dec 2010, at 08:39, John Allijn wrote:
> 
>> Hi, 
>> 
>> I'm new to livecode, but have some experience in supercard (and even hypercard). 
>> First of all: I am very impressed that it is now possible to create iOS apps with livecode!
>> 
>> However, I have a few questions about building for iOS. 
>> 
>> 1) I want to create an iPad app. So I created a stack in the right proportions, set the right iOS attributes etc. 
>> When I run the app in the simulater however, all the controls like buttons, except the picker-wheel, look like windows 3.11 buttons. Is there a way to use the default iOS controls? If not: is there an easy way to import all the iOS controls into a stack? 
>> 
>> 2) I have read about accessing local datafiles (and even sql databases) on the iPhone/iPad. Is it also possible to access a file or a database on the web? I want to setup a central database (like a wiki) and have the iPad app read and write to it. I do not expect many users, so I don't care much if it is a file or a DB on the web. both will do fine. 
>> 
>> thanks,
>> John Allijn
> 
> 
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