Hi Folks !
While I was watching Matzew's screencast about using the AeroGear iOS Template (which bootstrap/help to create a new iOS project) I was thinking about pushing the concept even further.
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to scaffold a complete CRUD Native iOS app ? And of course by using the bullets we already have : Forge.
The idea would be to have the same stuff as the HTML5 Scaffolding plugin/addon but instead of generating JS and html files we generate *.h and *.m files (and of course a complete iOS app structure). The general workflow would stay the same : create a JEE project, generate entities, generate REST endpoints and scaffold the client.
So basically all we would have to do is to write those templates (+ some code to write to the correct location / create the skeleton).
I will be glad to start on this but I would need some help from the iOS gurus for one thing : having a clean iOS CRUD App from which I could reverse engineer/extract the templates. This app, while staying simple, should contain all the possible use cases : String, numbers, boolean, Date but also some relation between entities (1-to-1, 1-to-many) :
I started with this simple idea :
name : String
hasMany : Player
hasMany: Tournamenent // many-to-many
name : String
hasOne : Team
price : number
So, if anyone would like to create this app, I could start from there with a first draft. I will also try on my side but my objective-c skills are not really good enough right now ;)
I think that could be a very cool feature.
A last very important remark : you can reread this message and replace iOS with Android because once we got it shaped for iOS we could do exactly the same for Android.