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Google Fusion Tables in iOS Applications

Based on recent questions of stackoverflow, looks like iOS developers are starting to look at using Google Fusion Tables in their apps. Not a surprise, as Fusion Tables looks like a promising technology that has reached maturity with the Fusion Tables API v1.0. One potential gotchas along the way though is the fact there is not much of an official Objective-C API for Fusion Tables. Instead iOS developers are pointed towards using lower level solutions like leveraging existing gtm-oauth2 and gtm-http-fetcher Google Objective-C libraries to communicate with Fusion Tables via HTTP requests. While a viable solution, it also puts quite a lot on developers shoulders essentially delaying their apps time-to-market in a non-trivial way. Based on a few chats and questions from people, thought I’d put together a project to simplify integrating Fusion Tables into iOS apps. In the next blog, will describe on the approach and hopefully present a functional GitHub project. Keep tuned…