Iphone monotouch client <-> Delphi 2010 datasnap server


Monotouch has been released and it is now simpler to get into making iphone apps (and soon also android apps). 

But what is the easiest way to tie an monotouch developed iphone client to a delphi 2010 datasnap server? Any ideas? 

Rant: "Monotouch" should have been a delphi tool. Then it would have flown of the shelves! But noooo. Not even in the next version is such fat clients and native compiled enviroments catered for. Instead there are talks about linux, mac os, etc. *sigh*
9/16/2009 2:11:19 PM
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Rants are not productive and kill one's desire to be helpful.  Fortunately, I decided to ignore the rant.  :)

I'd take a look at connecting to DataSnap (2009/dbExpress) from Prism for some insight on doing the same from monotouch.

I know there are people developing apps for mono using Prism.  (I don't know how successful they are. :) )  So the two possibilities I can think of would be to use Prism to build an app for monotouch, or use C# and the dbExpress providers from Prism.

I know very little about .NET, and even less about mono, so all I can do is point you towards other resources.  Here are some CodeRage replays that demonstrate using DataSnap in .NET, via Prism:

DataSnap Tooling
This session demonstrates the tooling in Delphi and Delphi Prism for developing DataSnap servers and clients. Topics include wizards, proxy generators, data explorer, and server explorer.  http://cc.embarcadero.com/download.aspx?id=27287

Connecting to Blackfish SQL, InterBase and DataSnap with Delphi Prism
The session demonstrates the tools that can be used to work with tables, views, stored procedures and DataSnap server methods. Topics include connection dialogs, Server Explorer, Query Window and SQL Window.  http://cc.codegear.com/Download.aspx?id=26394

ASP.NET Database Application Development with Delphi Prism
This session demonstrates some of the tools, components, and designers that can be used to build ASP.NET database applications. Topics include GridView, SqlDataSource, ObjectDataSource, InterBase and DataSnap.  http://cc.codegear.com/Download.aspx?id=26433

Exploring DataSnap with Delphi 2009 (Win32) and Delphi Prism (.NET)
In this session, we will demonstrate how we can use DataSnap to build COM-less multi-tier applications using Delphi 2009 on the Win32 server side and Delphi 2009 as well as Delphi Prism on the (Win32 and .NET) client side. This session will go beyond the simple DataSnap demos that we’ve seen in the webinars and will also cover updates to datasets and deployment details.  http://cc.codegear.com/Download.aspx?id=26458

CodeRage session information copied from http://conferences.embarcadero.com/coderage/sessions and http://conferences.embarcadero.com/coderage/article/38874
9/16/2009 2:50:49 PM
Thank you for the answer ;) 

I actually have a prism 2009 somewhere that I can loook into. I'll see what I can find.

If nothing else, I suppose I can use .net to create a IIS driven SOAP service that the monotouch libs are able to consume.
9/22/2009 9:16:36 AM

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