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iCloud question: CloudKit vs. NSFileManager


Leo
 

A question for those experienced in iCloud:
 
I want to implement some very basic iCloud tasks in my apps. Just to sync a few XML files that contain settings presets. So that the users can access their presets from anywhere.
 
The presets don't have to be kept in sync at any given moment - just updated when the user loads a specific preset.
 
As far as I understand, there are two ways to implement iCloud: CloudKit and NSFileManager iCloud methods.

It looks to me that NSFileManager is sufficient for what I need.

Is that correct - or should I use CloudKit?


Thanks for any info!

Leo


 



On Oct 12, 2020, at 10:19 PM, Leo <leo.r@...> wrote:

As far as I understand, there are two ways to implement iCloud: CloudKit and NSFileManager iCloud methods.

I would use NSFileManager. CloudKit is for storing a server-side database that supports queries, indexes and sharing … that's overkill for a simple settings file.

Also, I believe if you use the NSFileManager API the user will be able to see the settings file in the Files app (or the Finder), which could be convenient.

—Jens


Leo
 

Ok perfect - thanks Jens - that's exactly what I needed to know.

Leo