[MonoTouch] Running a web server on the iPhone

Demis Bellot demis.bellot at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 12:44:46 EDT 2010


Yeah that's pretty much what you have to do when you're using a HttpListener
on the server anyway.
It's really not that big a task, you just need to implement as much as you
need to, to get it working.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Abe Gillespie <abe.gillespie at gmail.com>wrote:

> If you're doing this for data capture then you will have to not only
> implement the web server to serve out html but you'll also have to
> implement handling of POST requests so you can do something with that
> data.  Add round-tripping data, validation, etc., and you quickly have
> quite a large project on your hands.  I'd suggest looking at trying to
> embed XSP instead.
>
> Keep in mind HTTP/HTML has no built in way to take advantage of
> various hardware services like the camera and voice recording.  If you
> needed access to these things then you'd have to wrap the browser on a
> form and then serialize the data from those services over HTTP.
>
> At some point there are diminishing returns.
>
> -Abe
>
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Nic Wise <nicw at fastchicken.co.nz> wrote:
> > Oh, this is NEVER going to handle more than one user. It's not ment as
> > "make your phone a web server", 'cos I agree: thats a stupid idea (esp
> > with the cost of web servers these days)
> >
> > but as a web-based (browser based?) editing platform, for when
> > entering lots of data on the device is just a nightmare.... it makes a
> > lot more sense. It'd be one, maybe 2 users tops.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 16:41, Lennie de Villiers <lennie at soliditech.com>
> wrote:
> >> I've done something similar years ago on Windows Mobile 6.5.... Its
> >> not worth it, the bandwidth usage, the speed etc... the phone isn't
> >> made to run a web server that can server thousands of requests etc.
> >> After a month of running from the phone I installed it on a server
> >> under my desk and its running since without any problems.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com>
> wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>>
> >>>> why would you want to run a server process on your iPhone?
> >>> Dozens of reasons, including the ability of uploading data to the
> device
> >>> through WebDav.
> >>> I listed a bunch a few years ago:
> >>> http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2005/Nov-27-1.html
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