just parse-ing by

Wow, it’s been almost four weeks since I started coding!

Been neglecting this space for a bit (sorry Bryan! I know I was supposed to update this at least once a week) but in my defence, I was busy coding 😛

I’ve been working on an app that helps me remember events/occasions and I’ve gotten the core design/interface done. Nothing fancy, just tables and font/colour changes. It looks reaaaaaaaally primitive but I’m super happy because it’s my first app! YAY!

Anyway, I’m racing against time right now to see if I can use a web backend to store and retrieve data. I was originally thinking of just using NSUserDefaults but it stores content on your phone, not on the web. That makes it difficult for retrieval purposes, so I’m gonna try and use Parse or Azure instead. (wish me luck!)

I’ve come across a couple of good tutorials thanks to Kong, such as Ray Wenderlich’s website. It’s good to read these as a beginner because there were stuff I didn’t think about, like setting up a user login (it’s rather DUH in retrospect).

We have our Demo Day next Wednesday and hopefully my app works! *fingers crossed* Let’s see how far I get along over the next few days.

Resources referred to in this entry:
Ray Wenderlich: http://www.raywenderlich.com/19341/how-to-easily-create-a-web-backend-for-your-apps-with-parse I am learning from them for Parse
Parse: https://www.parse.com/ Mobile Backend
Windows Azure: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/ Another backend to consider
iOS Developer Library: http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/navigation/ Documentation, documentation, documentation
Xcode: https://developer.apple.com/xcode/ Where all the coding magic happens!


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