Just starting out in iOs and LiveCode

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Thu Mar 3 17:48:55 EST 2011


There are many, many ways to do this. The barest minimum might be:

put url "http://myserver.org/updatedata/latest.txt" into latestUpdateData

Then work with that data as you wish. Not a web site, though it requires a
web host to stick the file on, of course. Though there are plenty of free
places to do that. Even a DropBox...

You can get as complicated as you want from there on, but that lets you
update all apps by updating one file.


 ~ Chris Innanen
 ~ Nonsanity


On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Steve Jones <stevejones at mac.com> wrote:

> Greeting!
>
> I am a novice LiveCode user, and even more so to the iOS environment.  I
> used RuntimeRevolution for a bit, and before that SuperCard and HyperCard so
> I am not completely lost.  But I did have a question on the best methodology
> to use for a project I have started working on to use as a learning project
> with LiveCode iOS.
>
> I work for a non-profit theatre and am attempting to build an iPhone app
> for them.  My question concerns the best way to update content.  Some
> sections of the app will be static info.  But other sections, like UPCOMING
> EVENTS the content will change as new events are added and old ones go past.
>  This could probably be done via app updates, but I doubt that will be
> timely enough. So I am wondering if there is a way that content (such as
> text and small images) can be pulled up via the internet and inserted into a
> "layout" in the app?  I know I can load a web page thru the app, but then I
> have to maintain a web page AND an app.  It would be great to have just the
> pieces I need to update pulled offline and "inserted" into the app.  I know
> this would be problematic for those w/ no internet access.
>
> Is this doable?  Even allowed by Apple?  Any recommendation on how to get
> started on such a section?
>
> I know apps like "We Rule" and all the news and reader apps add content
> when they load, so it must be doable.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Steve
>
>
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