Having migrated from a legacy system to Magento, I would like to allow access data on my magento store from an:

  • iOS app
  • Android app
  • Web app

for the following:

  • Product details inc image (straight-forward)
  • Downloadable product link so we can sell our products as inapp purchases via our existing ios/android apps our users already use (currently connected to legacy system for this purpose) and also potentially make this same api available to other 3rd parties wishing to sell our products Most important is the functioning of the apps. Fulfilment of the sale would not be via Magento just data access.

Having looked at the documentation, it appears that REST (preferred) does not support this, but SOAP might http://www.magentocommerce.com/api/soap/catalog/catalogProductDownloadableLink/product_downloadable_link.list.html.

I would like to provide an api where 2 or 3 calls can achieve the above to make integration into a 3rd party app easy and REST would be best.

Are there any extensions or alternative products out there which could fulfill this need or should I focus on working with the SOAP api (no expertise there) or should I look at ways to simply connect directly to the underlying mysql database to retrieve the relevant data.

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