iOS Developer Guide

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It's easy to plug Cloud CMS to provide backend services for your iOS applications running on iPad, iPod and iPhone. This page provides details about how iOS developers can plug Cloud CMS into their new or existing mobile applications to quickly spin up apps using XCode and Cocoa.

If you haven't already signed up for the Apple Developer Program and downloaded the XCode Developer Kit, you will need to do so in order to build iOS applications.

This guide will assume that you've done this and that you're familiar with XCode as well as Objective-C which form the foundation for building any iOS applications. If so, here are a few simple steps you can follow:

Sign up for Cloud CMS

If you already have a Cloud CMS subscription, you can skip ahead.
Otherwise, be sure to sign up for a trial account first, in order to use Cloud CMS.

API Keys

Every mobile app or web site that you build will need to have a set of API Keys that it will use to connect to your Cloud CMS platform on behalf of your code. These API keys consist of client and user key/secret pairs. You can generate a set of keys using the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Cloud CMS tenant at https://<yourdomain>
  2. Click on Developers

You will now see your API Keys for all of your platform's Application instances.
You can create as many Application instances as you'd like and each will have their own set of API Keys.

For more information, visit Configuring your API Keys.

Getting Started

Step 1: Provide the necessary authenticaton tokens

Just as you would any other OAuth 2.0 service.

Step 2: Tap into our full REST API

Access our foundation HTTP/REST libraries to connect to Cloud CMS.