Chapter 20. The web: web views and internet protocols
This chapter covers
- Using web views
- Parsing XML
- Accessing other protocols
We’ve generally suggested web apps as the proper platform for creating internet-related programs. This chapter will present some solutions for when that’s not the case. Even if you’re depending heavily on the web, there are numerous reasons that you might want to program using the SDK. You might want to make use of its more extensive graphic capabilities. You could be designing something of sufficient complexity that you want to use a well-organized object-oriented environment. You might want to monetize your app without having to depend on ads. For whatever reason, you’ve decided to design an SDK web app, not an HTML-based web app, and now you need to know how to do so.
In this chapter, we’re going to cover the major ways to access the internet from the SDK. You can do so in a variety of ways, and we’ll outline their hierarchy in our first section.