[Deprecated] A file transfer solution for iPhone and iPod Touch. Support uploading, download and delete files via browser.
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This project is not maintained anymore. Please consider following alternatives:


Until now, Apple does not provide a solution for file transferring for iPhone and iPod Touch. CocoaWebResource is a lightweight http service to handle file resources for iPhone and iPod Touch. With CocoaWebResource, you can start a http server on iPhone and use a web browser to upload, download and delete files for iPhone and iPod Touch. No special client is required.

This project is based on cocoahttpserver by Deusty Designs and uses RegexKitLite by John Engelhart .


  1. light weight http server powered by cocoahttpserver.
  2. support file uploading, downloading and deleting through the web browser.
  3. efficient memory usage and support large file uploading.
  4. customizable file manager UI.
  5. support major browsers including IE, Safaria, Firefox and more.
  6. RESTful web API.


iPhone OS 2.1 SDK or above


CocoaWebResource is distributed under the terms of the BSD License, as specified below.

Copyright (c) 2008 Robin Lu

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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Robin Lu