Storing Feature Attributes

Discussion created by jgamble-esri-ca-esridist on Nov 20, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 23, 2010 by DGoyal-esristaff

I'm trying to get my head wrapped around this ArcGIS for iOS and hoping someone can point me in the right direction here ...

Basically, I have a list of pre-defined locations as my dataset (a list of points, their lat/long coordinates, and a small description of each point).  Is there a way to host this data on ArcGIS Online (as a table or a service) and then have my app link to this table or service, or do I need to embed a database into my iOS application and have the data reside on the end user iPhone? 

As an example, I'd like to have my iPhone query the dataset and then only display those points that are within 5km of my current position. 

My thinking here is that if I were able to host the data on ArcGIS Online, I would be able to build an application for my iPhone and also an online flex interface which point back to the same dataset to display the same information. 

Thanks for any help,