In this tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how you can zip and unzip files from within your iOS applications. We will be using a third party library called ZipArchive to achieve this. While there are a couple solutions out there to zip and unzip files, I feel that the ZipArchive library was the fastest and easiest way to get up and running.
Lately I have seen zip, rar, and 7-zip compression related topics being searched for on this site. Since those searches are coming up empty thought it would be a good idea to post about some of the available libraries, and examples related to these common desktop compression methods.
Here are some open source alternatives for handling these common compression types:
If you are looking for info on how to handle gzip compression theis
While I know there are other alternatives (especially for .Zip) these examples and frameworks should get you started for handling these compression types.