Published on June 29, 2017 by CodeWithChris

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In this video series, I’ll show you how to connect an iPhone app to MySQL. We’ll go through it step by step starting from the beginning.

You’ll learn how to:
– Sign up for web hosting
– Create a new MySQL database
– Set up a MySQL database user
– Set access permission for that user
– Create a PHP web service to access the data
– Create an iOS app with a tableview, multiple screens and a map
– Access the PHP web service via the app to download the data from your MySQL database.

This is a video version of the tutorial here:

The Best Way to Connect Your iOS App to MySQL Database (4 Steps)

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tea woo Kim
tea woo Kim
16 days 11 hours ago

Great tutorial. Thanks~

venkat prabhu
venkat prabhu
18 days 22 hours ago

Hello Chris , awesome tutorialscan u make a video on SQLite database ?