Questions tagged [ios]

Questions about issues that are specifically related to Apple's iOS operating systems (whether directly or indirectly).

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iOS Resources/Luminaries? [closed]

In the .NET world, I was able to find several industry figures or luminaries' blogs to read or to follow on twitter to learn about features and trends. Moving into the iOS realm, I'm kind of ...
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As an iOS developer, what type of technical interview questions should you be prepared with? [closed]

I just finished a technical interview yesterday and the interviewer asked about graph theory, data structure, and traversals. This has nothing to do with iOS stuff. So I came un-prepared. This was ...
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How can I manage my ViewControllers in my game?

I'm building a very simple iOS game that doesn't require any fancy OpenGL; I'd like to stick with Core Graphics & Core Animation. I'd like to make this a fullscreen game, and my question is of ...
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application architecture with one or more PDFs

I am writing an iPad application. The main view of the application will be a PDF. I have made considerable progress in parsing out the contents of the PDF. The application will also have at least ...
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What's the proper way to organize ViewControllers and XIB?

I am developing a very simple iPhone game with this view hierarchy: Main Menu View └> New Game View | └> Player vs Computer Game View | | └> Pause View | | └> End ...
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When to release a lite version of an iOS app? [closed]

I have created an iPhone application and I have submitted it to Apple and it is currently waiting for review and I have been debating with myself for the past half an hour if I should release a lite ...
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If I have two developer license accounts with Apple, can I easily switch between the two for app development and publishing?

I've been interested in iPhone development since the release of the iPhone, however, I am on a limited personal budget. I've never been willing/able to fork out the money necessary for an iPhone and ...
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iOS version/device statistics - where can I find? [duplicate]

Since I am developing iOS apps I'm trying to find stats on how many iOS devices there are out there. Preferably broken down into versions: Iphone 3G, Iphone 3Gs, Iphone 4 etc. Also I'd like to know ...
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Books on custom iPhone interface development? [closed]

I have been looking around for a book on designing and developing custom interfaces for iOS but I don't seem to be able to find any books on this topic and I was wondering if anyone here knew of any ...
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Risks in giving out distribution cert/private key/provisioning profile to freelancer

Are there any risks in giving out distribution certification/private key/provisioning profile to a freelancer? The freelancer needs to build the binary for me to submit (I am okay with this because I ...
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Is there a technical reason why you can't develop iOS apps on a Linux computer?

I understand why you can't develop OS X apps on a Linux computer, but is there a good technical reason why you can't develop iPhone and iPad apps on Linux? Why isn't it possible to compile iOS source ...
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Besides the IDE, libraries, and language, what are the main differences between iOS and Android development? [closed]

I'm coming from the iOS side. I'm particularly interested in knowing if there are similar hurdles on the Android side on these points: developer fee -- do you have to pay $99 a year to build for ...
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PHP programming in iPad [closed]

I want to develop some PHP applications on my iPad device but there is 2 problems! First , i can not find any local server applications on iPad like Wamp or Lamp, and second my Googling only returns ...
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Views, View Controllers, Properties and Object-Oriented Programming

I'm new to OOP, having been a procedural programmer for many years. I'm learning iOS development in Objective-C and could use some clarity on when and how objects and properties are used. Say I have ...
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Developers inheriting code. What to ask the old developer to better help the new developer? [duplicate]

We've had our old iOS developer drop out and we're looking for a new developer or a team to pick up where he has left off. I'm aware there can be issues with developers inheriting code etc. What are ...
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do I need French export compliance approval to submit an iOS app that uses encryption? [closed]

My company just (5th July 2011) received the following email from Apple: Starting in the first week of July, apps that meet the following criteria are required to comply with French ...
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One Developer, Two Machines

I currently use a Mac Pro for Xcode development, but am considering buying a MacBook Air when the newer models are released. How should I collaborate with myself when using both machines on the same ...
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How and when to use UNIT testing properly

I am an iOS developer. I have read about unit testing and how it is used to test specific pieces of your code. A very quick example has to do with processing JSON data onto a database. The unit ...
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Can I use Xcode 4.2? [closed]

Can I use the new Xcode 4.2 to make apps for older version of the iOS? Will they work? I like the new features like the Storyboard and Automatic Reference Counting.
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iPhone vs Windows Phone development

I am a computer science student working on some mobile games. However, I am completely torn and keep going back and forth deciding whether to learn Windows Phone or iPhone development. I love ...
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What is the iOS equivalent of Michael Hartl's Rails 3 Tutorial?

I'm a newbie programmer and I've been reading Michael Hartl's Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial. I'm enjoying the book very much. It's easy to follow and doesn't assume I know much. I'd also like to learn to ...
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Developing professionally for iOS, Android and web - an insight

This is not really a question on how to develop all three, I know various cross platform ways and so on. But I more want to know from developer standpoint how hard it is to basically develop iOS, ...
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Using a different App-ID, what are the consequences?

The company I work for has recently been given an order to improve an App that is previously developed by a different company. They use a bundle identifier like com.theircompany.appname, however, I ...
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How much risk is involved to launch a smartphone application initially for non iOS phone? What are the advantages?

I am working on an idea as a hobby project, and I have almost finished it in android and about to finish in Java ME platform, and we are also planning it on other smartphones including blackberry, iOS ...
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Better to use one large plist or many small plists when developing for iOS?

I'm creating a simple "find one of our locations" app for iOS 4, for which I have a list of >70 places, complete with addresses, business hours, etc. Is it better to put all of this data in one large ...
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What cannot be unit-tested in mobile app?

I really value unit-testing in developing webapps. I haven't had any experience in developing mobile apps. Is there anything that cannot be unit-tested in mobile apps? And what is the workaround for ...
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Which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? [closed]

From your experience in developing mobile apps, which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? iOS, Android or WinPhone 7? And why would do you think it is the easiest? If you can order it ...
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Do I need to buy individual ios developer subscriptions for the members of my team, if I have a company subscription?

My guess is I have to, and if I do, I'll buy them while the company license is under review.
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Recommended solutions for integrating iOS with .NET, at the service tier

I'm developing an application, in iOS, that is required to connect to my Windows Server to poll for new data, update, etc. As a seasoned C# developer, my first instinct is to start a new project in ...
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Apple subscription for customer

When developing an iOS application (freelance) for a customer, how do you handle the iOS Developer Subscription? On the one hand, I have no problem submitting the app using my own subscription. On ...
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What is the genesis of the “Golden Master” term?

The name "Golden Master" evokes a level of martial arts proficiency or maybe even a final cut of a film. I think context clues provide adequate explanation of a Golden Master release. I would define ...
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iOS App Store Developers - What is the 'copyright name' of an app?

I understand that whenever you upload a new app, you can set the copyright name for the app. Where is this name displayed? Is this name displayed underneath the name of the app when searching in the ...
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Do/Should you consider GM releases as final?

I was wondering that, as a developer, you consider a GM release the final release and if you do it for serious development or if you stick to the stable version. With the iOS SDK, you're able to ...
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How to set up a multi-developer iOS environment?

Let me explain my need: I'm having a networked environment with 3 computers connected to a server which will be running full-time. The server also runs a FTP server. I would like to create an ...
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Converting to a mac-book pro for multi disciplined development [closed]

I am in a bit of a bind. I have been contracted to create a small suite of applications for Android, iOS and WP7. Currently I am also on the market for a new notebook for development. Now the issue I ...
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Has anyone had a positive experience using Google Analytics in their native iOS app?

I'm having a hard time finding reviews on Google Analytics for native iOS apps and I was hoping to find some programmers on here that have any experience with it. If so, how well did it work? Thanks ...
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Would knowing Python help with creating iPhone applications?

Here is what the apple site says: With Snow Leopard, Mac OS X makes it easy to use scripting languages as full application development tools. Snow Leopard ships with support for the ...
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iOS Development: What are some reasons I should to use XAuth to authenticate a twitter user?

I see many people using XAuth in their app to authenticate twitter users and I'm wondering what are some situations that I would want to use XAuth in my own apps. Thanks so much for your wisdom!
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I'm porting my app from iOS to Android: what do I need to know? [closed]

What pitfalls should I avoid? What Java language paradigms do Objective-C developers consistently misunderstand? I learned to program in Java, but I have worked in nothing but Objective-C for years ...
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What is the most secure way to “Grandfather In” existing users of a paid iOS app that will go free?

The title pretty much says it all, but I can elaborate. I have a paid iOS app that has plenty of existing customers. I think i want to convert to a free app now, and allow full upgrade via in-app-...
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Should I still consider using Appcelerator Titanium for building mobile apps if I don't have any web dev skills? [closed]

I'm an experienced desktop developer who's recently begun writing iOS apps and would like to venture into Android development as well. I've been hearing a lot of talk surrounding the Appcelerator ...