No App Is An Island by Stewart Gleadow

Almost all apps rely on APIs, no app is an island, entire of itself. We want to keep our apps slick and simple, pushing complex logic to the server, allowing iOS devs to focus on shiny new user experiences. At realestate.com.au, they’re building simpler apps backed by smarter microservices using REST, hypermedia and HATEOAS, not just object.to_json. See Stewart demonstrate how to quickly build iOS apps that discover, consume and navigate these services using HAL JSON and Objective C libraries we love like AFNetworking and ReactiveCocoa in a way ‘future you’ will be thankful for.

October 2013