Published on July 5, 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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4 Comments on "How to Connect an iOS App to a MySQL Database (Step by Step) – Part 6"

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8 days 13 hours ago

hi chris great tutorial. considering buying your course. is it possible to send data to the database and update data in the database as well as retrieve ?

6 days 15 hours ago

Hey CodeCreative, sure it is. In the course however, i demonstrate using Firebase as the database rather than MySQL

Oscar Alcaraz
Oscar Alcaraz
4 months 6 days ago

Hi, I have one question, I wanna do a login, for example if the user exists, I need another view controller to be showing the data from the user? Or I can do that on the same view of the login?

venkat prabhu
venkat prabhu
4 months 16 days ago

Awwesome , thanks for making tutorials will u make a video on SQLite database ?