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Re: rdf libraries for iphone

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 22:35:31 +0200
Cc: "semantic-web@w3.org >> semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <427E115A-B7D0-4620-92A5-16177D035C3D@bblfish.net>
To: Tim Ermilov <ermilov@codezen.ru>

On 2 Oct 2011, at 14:20, Tim Ermilov wrote:

> Hi Henry,
> I don't have experience with iPhone libs directly, so can't tell you about redland, but you can try looking into hybrid apps (html5+js with some app framework like phonegap [1]) and some javascript libraries like rdfQuery [2].
> [1] http://www.phonegap.com/
> [2] http://code.google.com/p/rdfquery/ 

Thanks Tim, that's very useful information. Using html5 with rdfquery may be the clever solution.

We were in a competition this weekend to get some financing to build an iPhone application, but did not end up getting  the money ( a Plaxo wannabe ended up winning ).  It was no that much money in fact, and I am sure some student with a bit of time could do something really cool here. We were pitching the idea to build an address book for the iPhone that could read foaf files, and that would do what I had written some time ago in Java, (but with a much better User Interface for sure) namely 


If someone does wish to do this, please let us know here on this list.

Btw. I am not sure if html5 apps don't have restrictions on connecting to multiple servers. The other issue may be to see how well WebID ( http://webid.info/ ) works on the iPhone in html5. The new iOS is about to be released next week, so that would be an interesting thing to investigate. 

But in case the above issues cannot be solved, or in case the application needs tighter integration with Apple Hardware, an RDF library could still be very useful. 

As I said we did not win the contest this week, but I am  certain this question will pop up again soon. So the next person to enter such a contest may want to know which iOS libraries to look for. We did not loose on this technical question, but the next person will certainly feel a lot more comfortable knowing about this.

Looking around it seems that there is no problem on Android for this: there are a number of java libraries available to do the job there. (I am not sure how much memory they take yet)


> On 1 October 2011 23:40, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
> Does anyone know of RDF libraries that can be used on the iPhone? I suppose redland can, as it is written in C. Has anyone compiled it for that platform? Are there any issues?
> Henry
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Timofey Ermilov
> http://aksw.org/

Social Web Architect

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