On 21 Nov 2011, at 11:29, Alec Taylor wrote:

I am strongly considering building my project using Rails.

My project will provide a web-interface and a mobile app.

I was thinking to build the mobile app from XML sheets, i.e.:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<mobile version="3.1.3">
<newstory>text here</newstory>
<newstory>text here</newstory>
<newstory>text here</newstory>
<newstory>text here</newstory>
<pinned><newstory>text here</newstory></pinned>
</mobile>

Then I could easily parse the XML file using Qt and display it in a
neat way in the mobile app.

I'm not sure if this is the best approach, so am open to
recommendations.
Or you could just stick with HTML and go for PhoneGap, gives you just
about every mobile platform you could ever wish for.

For your data exchange, JSON is probably the best one. It's much less
verbose than XML in just about any case. In any case, for mobile
devices (and even for a snappy desktop experience), you want to build
your app to transfer the least amount of data possible. Plenty of
resources about that around the web.


Best regards

Peter De Berdt

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