Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sam Holladay's Internship, Summer 2014 - Part 4

Recently I have delved further into communication between the iPhone app and the server that receives its messages. The idea is that the iPhone app should communicate data to the server, which can then write data for later use. I have tried several ways of getting the iPhone app to successfully communicate with the server, but several problems remain. The app is still a work in progress, but has improved over past iterations; while it does not communicate successfully, I believe its method is right and it just needs some iterational improvement to make it better.

I have also learned a great deal about the rather opaque dynamics of iOS development. When developing apps one can either use a visual, storyboard-based approach or a textual, code-based approach. I have learned how one can connect the two so the storyboard is supported by the code, which greatly simplifies many of the Internet tutorials and guides I have been looking at (since some use the storyboard, while others use just code). I have therefore designed the first “level” of the app, its homepage, and will soon add additional pages that can be reached with a button.

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Sam Holladay, Naval Research Laboratory

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