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Creating Mobile Apps with Sencha Touch 2 by Bryan P. Johnson, John Earl Clark

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Chapter 6. Catalog Application and API

In this chapter we are creating a simple catalog application that allows you to enter in items for sale and assign them to a category. From an interface and functionality aspect, this will be similar to the previous applications we have created. The difference here is that we are going to explore creating our own API to create, read, update, and delete data from your application.

In this chapter we will cover:

  • What is an API?
  • Creating the basic application
  • Getting started with an API
  • Using PHP to create an API
  • Connecting the API and the application

What is an API?

An API is an Application Programming Interface, which is simply a way to make data stored in one place available to a remote application.

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