We are developing a ipad application for a client for managing the workflows of sharepoint site.
On the middleware i need to develop a .net webservice which will fetch the Tasks details from the sharepoint site using the native webservices(like http://server/_vti_bin/workflow.asmx) and will pass it to IPAD. This thing is no big deal if we have access to sharepoint site.
Problem is from My network i dont have access to their sharepoint site. we can access it using VPN.
and on their sharepoint server they are not providing visual studio.
Please suggest what can i do?
What i think of now i can create a same site and lists on our local sharepoint server and develop on it and later i can just change the URLS and deploy the webservice on the client server. But i personally feel that it will not be feasible solution as the xml response of the our local sharepoint site and client's sharepoint site could be different.