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README.md

jKool Streaming & Query API for iOS

Welcome to jKool’s iOS streaming Api. The purpose of this Api is to allow streaming to, querying from, and subscribing to data in a jKool repository. In order to use this Api, you will need a jKool account and the account’s access token. If you do not have a jKool account, you can register free. See the example app in this Cocoa Pod which contains fully functioning code for querying, streaming, and subscribing. This API is based on secure jKool Restful interface. See jKool Model Guide for information about data model, terms and concepts.

Example

To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.

Author

jKool LLC

License

Please refer to the LICENSE file.

##To get started:

Include this Api by putting the following in your PodFile:

pod 'jkool-client-objc-api'

##Bridging for Swift: If you wish this CocoaPod to work in a Swift app, you simply need to create a Bridge.m file and include the following headers. When creating Bridge.m, click the option to 'Create Bridging Header'. The code examples in this ReadMe are in both Swift and Objective-c.

##Initialize Depending on which portions of the Api you wish to use, import the following into your app:

For Streaming:

jKoolStreaming.h //Streaming Api

For Querying

jKoolQuerying.h //Querying Api

For Subscribing

jkCallbackHandlerWebsocket.h //Subscription Api

jKool Objects

jkEvent.h //jKool Event
jkProperty.h //jKool Property
jkActivity.h //jKool Activity
jkSnapshot.h //jKool Snapshot

Callback Objects

jKoolCallbackHandler.h //Callback Interface

jKool Locationing

jkLocation.h //Import if you wish to use jKool locationing to automatically detect and store device location on jKool activities and events.

Define your jKool instance variables at the top of any implementation file that wishes to use the api. Do so as follows:

Obj-c

jKoolWebsocketClient *jkWebsocketClient; // for subscriptions
jKoolStreaming *jkStreaming ; // for streaming
jKoolQuerying *jkQuerying; // for querying
jkLocation *location; // if using jKool locationing.

Swift

var jkWebsocketClient:jKoolWebsocketClient; // for subscriptions
var jkStreaming:jKoolStreaming; // for streaming
var jkQuerying:jKoolQuerying; // for querying
var location:jkLocation; // if using jKool locationing.

Initialize Streaming

To Stream, you will need to initialize the jKool Streaming interface and your Callback Handler as follows:

Obj-c

// Initialize streaming and specify callback handler.
<your-callback-handler> *cbStream = [[<your-callback-handler> alloc] initWithViewController:self];
jkStreaming = [[jKoolStreaming alloc] init];
[jkStreaming setToken:@“your-token”];
[jkStreaming initializeStream:cbStream];

Swift

let cbStream : jkCallback = jkCallback.init(viewController: self);
let jkStreaming : jKoolStreaming = jKoolStreaming ();
jkStreaming.token = "your-token"
jkStreaming.initializeStream(cbStream);

Initialize Querying

To Query, you will need to initialize the jKool Querying interface and your Callback Handler as follows:

Obj-c

// Initialize Querying and specify callback handler
<your-callback-handler> *cbQuery = [[<your-callback-handler> alloc] initWithViewController:self];
jkQuerying = [[jKoolQuerying alloc] init];
[jkQuerying setToken:@“your-token”];
[jkQuerying initializeQuery:cbQuery];

Swift

// Initialize Querying and specify callback handler
let cbQuery : <your-callback-handler> = <your-callback-handler>.init(viewController: self);
let jkQuerying : jKoolQuerying = jKoolQuerying ();
jkQuerying.token = "your-token"
jkQuerying.initializeQuery(cbQuery);

Initialize Subscribing

To Subscribe, you will need to initialize the jKool Subscription interface and your Callback Handler as follows:

Obj-c

// Initialize Subscription
<your-callback-handler> *cbWebsocket = [[<your-callback-handler> alloc] initWithViewController:self];
jkWebsocketClient = [[jKoolWebsocketClient alloc] init];

Swift

// Initialize Subscription
let cbWebsocket : <your-callback-handler> = <your-callback-handler>.init(viewController: self);
let jkWebsocketClient : jKoolWebsocketClient.init();

Initialize jKool Locationing

Obj-c

To initialize jKool Locationing, do the following:
// Kick-off locationing
location = [[jkLocation alloc] init];
[location kickOffLocationing];

Swift

To initialize jKool Locationing, do the following:
// Kick-off locationing
let location : jkLocation.init();
location.kickOffLocationing();

To Stream

Populate your jKool objects. These objects include:

  • Activities
  • Events
  • Properties
  • Snapshots.

Stream each of the objects as follows:

Obj-c

[jkStreaming stream:activity forUrl:@"activity"] ;
[jkStreaming stream:event forUrl:@“event”] ;

Swift

jkStreaming.stream(activity,forUrl:"activity");
jkStreaming.stream(event,forUrl:“event”);

(Please note that Properties and Snapshots are part of the Activities and Events)

To Query

Obj-c

// Query
NSString *query = @"get events";
[jkQuerying query:query withMaxRows:50];

Swift

// Query
jkQuerying.query("get events", withMaxRows: 50);

(Please note that the query string can contain any JKQL syntax. Please refer to the JKQL Query Language)

To Subscribe

Obj-c

[jkWebsocketClient subscribe:@"subscribe to events" withMaxRows:10 withToken:@“your-token”  withSubId:@“your-subscription-idforHandler:cbWebsocket];

Swift

jkWebsocketClient.subscribe("subscribe to events":withMaxRows:10.withToken:“your-token”,withSubId:“your-subscription-id”, forHandler:cbWebsocket);

(Please note that subscriptions can contain any JKQL syntax.)

Create your Callback Handlers:

  • Callback Handlers must subclass: jKoolCallbackHandler
  • Callback Handlers must implement the handlejKoolResponse method.

Callback handlers can be separate objects or they can be the ViewController that is doing the streaming, querying, subscribing. If using the same ViewController, simply specify 'self' as the handler. The situation where separate callback handlers will be necessary is when you're working with multiple streams of data. The example app within this Cocoa Pod contains separate call back handlers as well as a commented out example call to a callback handler method that is within the calling ViewController (and 'self' is being used).

Disconnecting

To close connections, please do the following:

Obj-c

[jkWebsocketClient unsubscribe];
[jkStreaming stopStreaming];
[jkQuerying stopQuerying];

Swift

jkWebsocketClient.unsubscribe();
jkStreaming.stopStreaming();
jkQuerying.stopQuerying();

Seeing results

As stated above, please see the Example app in this pod. It contains a complete working app with all of the above mentioned code in it. Simply replace your access token where “your-token” is specified in order to see the app working. We recommend you do the following:

  • Stream some data.
  • View the streamed data in jKool by logging into your jKool repository.
  • Query your streamed data with the app to see it appear in the app.
  • Subscribe to your streamed data.
  • With the subscription, you can see data in real time as it is streamed. If you then install the app on another device or use one of jKool several other Api’s to stream data, you will see the data being streamed in real time in the first app.

Defaulted Fields

  • Data Center
  • Server
  • Tid
  • Network Address
  • Application
  • Geo
  • Comp Code
  • Severity
  • Type
  • Source FQN
  • Time
  • Start Time
  • End Time
  • Elapsed Time
  • Status
  • Msg Charset
  • Msg Encoding
  • Msg Mime Type
  • Msg Size
  • Msg Tag

Support

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us by emailing support@jkoolcloud.com. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.