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README.md

iCoAP

This project is an Objective-C implementation of the "Constrained Application Protocol" (CoAP) for Clients only. The current version has besides the standard CoAP features the following additions:

  • Observe
  • Block transfer in responses (Block 2)

Do you want more features or a server implementation? Checkout my new project SwiftCoAP - a client and server implementation of CoAP in Apple's beautiful new programming language Swift, with more functionality than iCoAP (Block1, Caching, etc.).

Getting Started

  • Copy all files included in the iCoAP-Library_Files folder to your X-Code project.
  • Import the ICoAPExchange.h to your Objective-C class (e.g. a standard ViewController).
  • Create an ICoAPMessage object e.g. like:
ICoAPMessage *cO = [[ICoAPMessage alloc] initAsRequestConfirmable:YES 
                                         requestMethod:GET 
                                         sendToken:YES 
                                         payload:@""];

Alternatively you can use the standard init Method and set the required properties manually.

  • Modify your Message, e.g. by adding Options like
[cO addOption:URI_PATH withValue:@".well-known"];
[cO addOption:URI_PATH withValue:@"core"];

Options are saved in an NSMutable Dictionary, where each dictionary "key" represents an option number and the matching dictionary "values" consist of NSMutableArrays of the corresponding option values.

  • Initialize the ICoAPExchange object and send your message to the desired destination. You can use the following method which performs a sending on initialization:
ICoAPExchange *exchange = 
          [[ICoAPExchange alloc] initAndSendRequestWithCoAPMessage:cO 
                                     toHost:@"4.coap.me" 
                                     port:5683 
                                     delegate:self];

Alternatively you can use the standard init method, alter properties (optional, but don't forget to set the delegate) and send manually like:

[exchange sendRequestWithCoAPMessage:cO toHost:@"4.coap.me" port:5683];
  • Implement the delegate methods from the provided ICoAPExchangeDelegate protocol.

Now you should be able to communicate.

HTTP-Proxying:

It is possible to send a CoAP-Message via a HTTP-Proxy. You just have to set the following Properties after creating a CoAP-Message

CoAPMessage *message = 
    [[ICoAPMessage alloc] initAsRequestConfirmable:YES 
                                      requestMethod:GET
                                      sendToken:YES 
                                      payload:@""];
[message setUsesHttpProxying:YES];
[message setHttpProxyHost:@"localhost"];
[message setHttpProxyPort:5683];

The Options of the CoAP-Message are sent in the HTTP-Header. It is required that the Proxy returns the CoAP-Type in the Header of HTTP-Response as well. The respective Header-Field is COAP_TYPE. The Request-URI has the following Format: http://proxyHost:proxyPort/coapHost:coapPort An Example: Sending your message to the CoAP-Server coap.me with the Port 5683 via a HTTP-Proxy located at localhost:9292, lets the iCoAP-Library compose the following Request-URI: http://localhost:9292/coap.me:5683

Details and Examples:

For detailed information checkout the iCoAP_Example App, which provides a simple example of how to use the iCoAP Library. Additionally, make sure to read the comments in both the ICoAPExchange.h and the ICoAPMessage.h files. The available Category NSString+hex.h might also be of use by encoding values for the CoAP communication.

Used Libraries:

This version uses the public domain licensed CocoaAsyncSocket library for UDP-socket networking. Click here for more information.

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