What's happening in the world of MQTT messaging clients?
I'm glad you asked, because some new and cool stuff is happening in the world of MQTT messaging clients! IBM® have made it even easier to start using MQTT messaging with iOS and Android applications.
What can I use the new client pack for?
Are samples available?
Yes! IBM are releasing a new sample for iOS and an updated sample for the Android Service as part of the refreshed client pack, along with the existing MQTT sample apps for Java and C . The samples come in source form so you can read them, understand how they work, and dream up new and cool ideas for yourself. The sample utilities will help you to quickly and easily start exchanging messages by using an MQTT server. For example, you can use the iOS sample to connect your iOS application to the MQTT server and try out pub/sub messaging. You might want to try subscribing to a topic that is published to and see the message pop up on your phone. Use the sample to understand the basics of using the Objective-C API, and drive some messaging!
What else do I need to know?
All the client libraries, plug-ins and API documentation are contained in the downloadable Mobile Messaging & M2M Client Pack. The client pack also contains information about how to get started and how to use the samples. To read the getting started information and to find out how to use the samples, just unzip the downloaded client pack and open the doc folder for the relevant client. For iOS, there's even a podcast that you can listen to, featuring the awesome Allan Stockdill-Mander (all-knowing developer for client libraries for IBM MessageSight and CrossFit enthusiast).
Have fun, and happy MQTT messaging!!