iOS Open Database Connectivity SDK

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ODBC for Apple iOS consists of an SDK with binary-format XCode libraries, industry standard ODBC API header-files and an XCode project containing the source code for odbcApp, the sample iPhone app (shown) demonstrating the use of the industry standard ODBC API in Apple’s unique Cocoa Touch environment. An Objective C layer is also provided at no additional charge that allows developers to immediately access databases in 1-3 lines of code with no prior knowledge of ODBC APIs. All runtime components of ODBC for Apple iOS are provided royalty- free for redistribution with retail or enterprise (in-house) apps and add approximately 563K to their pre-launch footprint.


About Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

Server-based printing and database access for mobile devices is finally here helping eliminate schedule

Product Support
ODBC Router was developed over a decade by formally trained former Fortune 100 engineers in America. ODBC SDK is not held as a side-project in a beta/v0.9 state and is constantly expanding to support new platforms and platform features. When considering alternatives, developers should always carefully consider the level of support provided to avoid crashes that may lead to negative reviews that may adversely influence future consumer purchases.
 
uncertainty while maintaining backwards-compatibility between your server and every earlier and future release of your app binaries.

The ODBC Advantage

In a professional setting, the flexibility that ODBC affords is especially important to DBAs who may now draw upon an existing (or develop a new) library of stored-procedures and database integrity logic that operate independently of the consultants developing their app binaries. ODBC is also important

How can I get an ODBC Router for Free?
Clients want their app developers focused on User Interface excellence instead of writing, securing and maintaining server-side code that's off-budget and invisible to them when they are budgeting projects. Most clients are more than willing to eliminate the schedule uncertainty of server-side code for a one-time, fixed expense about equal to a TV set. We may further provide a separate license on a complimentary basis to their consultants on Not For Resale (NFR) terms to aid in their local project delivery.
 
for iOS developers who may opt to spend their valuable time delivering true premium-quality UI experiences that their clients had in mind at the project outset, rather than retreating for weeks into server-side data-marshalling issues that work against schedule and budget. In a retail app setting, ODBC allows iOS developers to get to market faster because there is less code involved to write, test and re-test with all prior releases, thus responding to competition quicker and market needs faster.

What about Open Source?
Client-side components for open source databases like MySQL are GPL (not LGPL) and therefore may not be legally linked into products (even free iPhone apps) without a separate license from companies like Oracle (that now own databases like MySQL). There are cases where developers have had their apps removed from AppStore due to GPL violation and the listed app-publisher could be found liable to pay their profits and damages for any theft of intellectual property or copyright infringement. However, it continues to be proper to use those components on your own server, such as one running ODBCRouter™.
 


What about Cloud Services?
By using the ODBC Router, you are free to move your app to the cloud provider that offers your business the best options for you at any time, without going back into XCode and spending weeks reengineering your code for a new proprietary API when the provider's financial outlook changes, causing your recurring prices to significantly increase.
 


About ODBCRouter™

ODBC Router is the server-side software that leverages a stock Microsoft Windows instance (VM or PC) as an “appliance” for routing database sessions from networks of iPad/iPhone, Mac, Linux and Windows devices into the well-supported database-vendor supplied (or recommended) Windows ODBC drivers. This process eliminates the need to install database-specific software or to resort to poorly supported non-Windows ODBC drivers, proprietary database APIs or expensive client-side VMs or high-maintenance custom-engineered solutions. First delivered in the mid-1990s in

What about other Commercial SDKs?
Other SDKs do not use the system (ODBC) driver interface upon which major products from Oracle, IBM and Intuit depend. Instead they tend to be left in an inoperable state when Microsoft releases Windows Updates, especially to .NET, making it difficult for their users keep their servers patched for known vulnerabilities and the latest CPU chips, virtualization and database revisions. As an example, one such developer produced a nicely packaged SDK featuring his own proprietary API and released it for the price of six cups of coffee along with a YouTube video and a web blog. But given that even 1,000 sales of such a product would still not yield enough funding for even a single support engineer, it is no wonder why only a few weeks later, his clients had already taken to his web blog to publicly demand his source code (so that they may attempt to resolve his compatibility issues with priority). Of course, such developers do not reinvest any of their revenue, their source code is never released and after first going through a period where they ignore months or years of Windows Updates hoping for relief, those users eventually conclude what Oracle, IBM and Intuit already knew SQL Servers are ONLY aligned to the de facto ODBC industry standard API
 
support of Macintosh, ODBCRouter™ is in global use by Fortune 500, governments and start-ups alike.
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