Locating Network Services on the iPhone/iPad with MonoTouch

added by Grumpydev2
3/27/2010 6:38:42 AM


For one of the little iPhone project I’m working I need to communicate with with a server on the local network. That all sounds very simple, but what I *really* want to be able to do is detect all instances of this service on the local network, and give the user the option of which one to connect to at runtime. In WCF land we could leverage WCF Discovery, but in the world of MonoTouch, and even in .NET 3.5, we don’t have that luxury, so it’s time to roll our own service discovery!