RestKit is a modern Objective-C framework for implementing RESTful web services clients on iOS and Mac OS X. It provides a powerful object mapping engine that seamlessly integrates with Core Data and a simple set of networking primitives for mapping HTTP requests and responses built on top of AFNetworking. It has an elegant, carefully designed set of APIs that make accessing and modeling RESTful resources feel almost magical.
RestKit is designed to be modular and each module strives to maintain a minimal set of dependencies across the framework and with the host platform. At the core of library sits the object mapping engine, which is responsible for transforming objects between representations (such as JSON/XML <-> local domain objects).
Support for additional formats and alternate serialization backends is provided via external modules that can be added to the project. Currently the following serialization implementations are available for use:
- XMLReader + XMLWriter