Posts tagged CloudKit
Building a Shopping List Application With CloudKit: Sharing Shopping Items

In this series, you have worked with private databases, as well as learning about public databases. However, until WWDC 2016, when Apple introduced CKShare, there was no proper way for apps to share data. Private databases are only available to users who are logged in, whereas public databases are designed for public content and allow anyone to view records. When using some of Apple’s very own iCloud apps, however, such as Pages, Keynote or Notes, you may have noticed by selecting the share button, the ability to invite other users to access your data. 

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Doron KatzCloudKit

Welcome to the second of a three-part series on iOS 8, where we will dive into the world of CloudKit. (We introduced you to HealthKit in an earlier article.)

With CloudKit, Apple’s answer to Dropbox, Parse and other cloud-based solutions, the developer does not have to deal with server-side application logic and can instead focus on client-side development. CloudKit exposes the standard cloud interfaces of authentication, public databases and asset storage. Most importantly, it’s free, with generous bandwidth and storage limits--10TB of database storage and 1PB of asset storage. (For storage above and beyond, refer to Apple’s pricing chart.)

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