We get many request from our clients who want to develop an iPhone/iPad and Android Application that needs to pull the data from central server using API (application programming interface). As the matter of fact iPhone or Android devices cannot communicate directly to server for primary reason: They don’t have database drivers and secondly database on server are hosted behind firewall for security reasons.
Most of the application that are there out on Appstore use Webservice API’s to communicate with server database. In simple language:
If you already have a website or a web based business solution or service and now you want to extend the use of those services or data by way of a mobile application you will need to develop or code these API, at Space-O we can develop these API’s for you or we can use your existing API’s for integration into iPhone application.
Most of our clients might want to use there existing web developer to create the API’s but they find it very difficult as how those API’s needs to be documented. As there is no standard way of doing documentation, but after years of experiences we found a standard template that you can use as reference.
While creating the document divide that into two sections (1) Index of API’s (2) Details of each API with sample data output.
Below are samples of same and you can use that as reference:
1) Sample of Index (API Function) List:
2) Sample of how to document: Listing Address Book:
3) Sample of how to document: Delete a Address book record:
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