Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Data feed from website to phone app

Posted on 2013-06-26
1
Medium Priority
?
1,041 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I'm creating a phone app that needs to call data (calendar information, etc.) from a constantly changing website.  I have control of the website, so generating a datafile on the website to feed to the phone is not a problem.  

What I'm really looking for is something that works kind of like RSS, but where I can add more fields.  Using the calendar example, I would need "date", "location", "time", etc.  Does this exist?  Or would I be better off just using a plain old CSV file?
0
Comment
Question by:jeff_zucker
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
ID: 39279583
Your best bet is to create a data stream via serverside in xml or json.  Then use javascript or jquery to parse.  

Assume anything you do will be attempted to be decompiled.  Leave off any pass codes you wouldn't want somebody else to know.

This is a good read http://speckyboy.com/2013/02/06/using-wordpress-as-an-rest-api-for-a-mobile-app/
0

Featured Post

Looking for a new Web Host?

Lunarpages' assortment of hosting products and solutions ensure a perfect fit for anyone looking to get their vision or products to market. Our award winning customer support and 30-day money back guarantee show the pride we take in being the industry's premier MSP.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Is your phone running out of space to hold pictures?  This article will show you quick tips on how to solve this problem.
Although a lot of people devote their energy toward marketing for specific industries, there are some basic principles that can be applied to any sector imaginable. We’ll look at four steps to take and examine how those steps were put into action fo…
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
The viewer will the learn the benefit of plain text editors and code an HTML5 based template for use in further tutorials.

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question