[erlang-questions] ei for Apple's iOS?

Jared Kofron <>
Mon Apr 30 23:05:42 CEST 2012


+1 for JSON - Communication between our Erlang nodes and Obj-C is done
entirely via JSON and it works very nicely.
And we do use exclusively props, which really makes it easy on the Erlang
side (thanks Jack!)

JK

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Jack Moffitt <> wrote:

> > I was thinking it would be nice to use the ei_encode* functions to make
> the data passing back and forth more Erlang-friendly.
>
> This isn't directly your question, but I did an iOS app that talks to
> an Erlang server and used JSON. I've also done this with another app
> with MsgPack, and both worked great.
>
> I gave a talk on the former app here:
> http://vimeo.com/23494466
>
> And I presented the props library I wrote for the latter app this
> year. You can find more about props here:
> https://github.com/greyarea/props
>
> I think using props to manipulate JSON-like structures is quite a bit
> more convenient than the native data structures, but it of course adds
> some dependencies (albeit small ones).
>
> jack.
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