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Budgets

An example iPhone application that talks to a RESTful Rails application to manage budgets and their related expenses.

Why?

This application is intended as a demonstration of how to use ObjectiveResource to manage two (nested) resources living in a Rails application. I first created this application as one of the examples used in my 360iDev presentation in October 2009.

Oh, and because programming is fun. :-)

Features

Again, this app is intended for demonstration purposes only, but it sports a few features you may want to consider in your application:

  • Supports all CRUD operations of two resources (Budget and Expense)
  • Nested resources
  • Asynchronous network requests
  • Authentication
  • Error handling

For a simpler, stripped down example of how to get started with ObjectiveResource using a single resource, check out the Expenses app.

Quickstart

  1. Fire up the Rails application:

    $ cd server/budgets
    $ rake db:migrate
    $ ruby script/server
    
  2. Point your trusty browser at the running Rails app, and create an account and a budget.

  3. Open the iPhone project and run it!

    $ cd client/Budgets
    $ open Budgets.xcodeproj
    

Screenshots

This app won't win any design awards, but that's not the point...

Additional Resources

Of course there are alternatives to ObjectiveResource, though they aren't designed specifically to work with Rails:

Author

Mike Clark mike@clarkware.com

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