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ARC ready Networking Framework with built in authentication and HTTP 1.1 caching standards support for iOS 5+ devices

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This is version 0.87 of MKNetworkKit. Read the blog post for more. The latest code is still not fully testing on Mac, though iOS is complete. Caching responses and invalidation of cache is not implemented the right way for the Mac target.

MKNetworkKit is ready for production use on iOS apps. As on date, it's used by several thousands of apps including Digg


Why MKNetworkKit?

  • Single network queue for the whole app
  • Auto queue sizing and auto network indicator support
  • High performance background caching (based on HTTP 1.1 caching specs) built in
  • You don't need a separate image cache library
  • Background image decompression
  • Performs exactly one operation for similar requests
  • Background completion
  • Local notification support for operations that failed in background
  • cURL-able debug lines
  • Frozen operations. Operations like "faving a tweet" or "marking as read" are frozen when network connectivity is not available and executed when online

These are just a few of most interesting features on MKNetworkKit.


Installation

The preferred way of installation is via CocoaPods. Just add

pod 'MKNetworkKit'

and run pod install. It will install the most recent version of MKNetworkKit.

If you would like to use the latest code of MKNetworkKit use:

pod 'MKNetworkKit', :head

How to use

Read the blog post for more.


Licensing

MKNetworkKit is licensed under MIT License Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.


Attribution free licensing

In case you need attribution free licensing for MKNetworkKit, you can buy one from my license store.


Documentation

Install appledoc from gentlebytes github repo run this on the command line /usr/local/bin/appledoc --project-name MKNetworkKit -v 0.8 --project-company Steinlogic --company-id com.steinlogic.mknetworkkit -o ./Documentation -i .m -s ./MKNetworkKit .

AppleDoc License

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TODO

  • Streaming post body test
  • Twitter streams test
  • multiple images upload test
  • Hash implementation for MKNetworkOperation
  • Batch network queue
  • A rare crash in setCache method (Multiple issues on Github that I cannot reproduce)
  • Frozen operations should report via NSNotifications

Known Issues

  • Frozen operations don't report progress/completion handlers back to the calling code. (Before 1.0)

Contract work

I run a single man consulting and training company, Steinlogic and I'm available for contracting. If you want to make the web services layer of your iOS app super fast and responsive and give an unique experience to your users, we can help. Feel free to contact me through our web page. We also offer consulting services where we make the web services layer and other lower cost developers from developing countries help you with polishing the UI. Email us and we will take it up from there.

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