LoopBack 3 has reached end of life. We are no longer accepting pull requests or providing
support for community users. The only exception is fixes for critical bugs and security
vulnerabilities provided as part of support for IBM API Connect customers.
We urge all LoopBack 3 users to migrate their applications to LoopBack 4 as soon as possible.
Learn more about
LoopBack's long term support policy.
The LoopBack iOS SDK provides a native iOS API that enables an iOS app to interact with a LoopBack server application.
As a former StrongLoop Labs project, the iOS SDK may lack usability, completeness, documentation, and robustness, and may be outdated. StrongLoop/IBM is no longer maintaining this project actively, however we do provide support for our paying customers through usual IBM support channels.
The LoopBack iOS SDK eliminates the need to use the clunky NSURLRequest and similar interfaces to interact with a LoopBack-based backend.
Instead, interact with your models and data sources in a comfortable, first-class, native manner.
For on-device testing, an iOS device with iOS 5 or higher
A LoopBack-powered server application.
App schema. Explaining the type of data to store and why it is outside the scope of this guide, being tightly coupled to your application’s needs.
The LoopBack iOS guide app
The easiest way to get started with the LoopBack iOS SDK is with the LoopBack iOS guide app.
The guide app comes ready to compile with XCode, and each tab in the app guides you through the features available to mobile apps through the SDK. Here are some representative screenshots: