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The iPhone is a touch screen mobile device by Apple Computer Inc. running the mobile iOS operating system.

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How do large companies deal with the 100 device limit in the Apple Developer Program [closed]

As far as I know both the regular and enterprise developer programs both have a 100 iPhone limit for development. I don't mean distributing the app for testing where the limit is higher, but for ...
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Making apps communicate with each other (?)

A friend of me and I would like to easily know if stuff like chores were done, and we're both in two different locations. So, would it be very hard (would I need a lot of experience?) and take a lot ...
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If I develop a media player for mobile or desktop do I have to pay for a license if my player is able to read MP3 files?

I know MP3 is not open source format but proprietary and I found this website http://mp3licensing.com/help/developers.html that states that you need a license for basically everything that uses MP3. ...
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Why do successive iOS versions take longer to run the same task on the same hardware?

Updating the iOS version on an old iPhone tends to make basic operations like startup, placing calls, and checking settings take longer. The change from eg iOS 7 to 8 on an iPhone 4S has a very ...
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How to deprecate an entire mobile application? [closed]

Six months ago I launched a free app that I developed and self-funded. From peak usage of a few thousand users, it has now bottomed out at a few hundred. It was an interesting project, from which I ...
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Launching iPhone App - Do I need separate names for the App and the Landing Page/website or can I use the same name? [closed]

I am launching a iPhone App. Do I need two separate domain names for the app and the landing page website or can I use the same name for both. The website will solely be used to advertise the app ...
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iOS Core data & NSUserDefaults

I am creating an App where users can search items from an external API. If the users likes an item they can store them into their personal "favourites item list". My question is, is it a good ...
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iOS bluetooth development: mimicking the SPP profile

I need to interface a custom device with bluetooth 2.1 (it has the RN-42 chip), with an iPhone and iPad. The device uses the Bluetooth SPP profile. From my research it appears that iOS supports ...
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Security in an iOS game?

I'm part of a team building an iOS game which has multiplayer elements. A concern right now is how to make the game more secure, from user manipulation. I know there's a lot of multiplayer games out ...
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What is a good design pattern to implement REST services on mobile?

It is easy to implement calls to API endpoints, then to parse JSON and handle the data - but what is a good design pattern for this? Here are some ways I have tried but I feel like there should be a ...
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Lazy-initialization vs preprocessing in image-based iOS app

I am making an iOS app which contains museum gallery: user can look through exhibits and then select info about it, etc. On the exhibit screen I have two ScrollViews that are different, but are being ...
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Android SDK and Iphone SDK limitations

I have an idea that would require triggering a call or text message simply by pressing or dialing a certain number. Example: Pressing 2324 on the pin code. Despite it not being your pin code to ...
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Is there a download limit to ios apps?

With reference to iOS 7. I couldn't find any Apple documents with regards to this. Are we able to download any size of documents and manage them ourselves (within our app say < 100MB)? Example, we ...
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What is a cross-platform way to expose an Array[][] over a webservice? Any JSON nuances to be aware of?

I need to expose an Array[][] to many different clients (iPhone, Android, PC, Unix, etc), and need to make it available over HTTP/s This brings me to JSON, and makes me wonder how do all the other *...
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iOS7 apps only using iPad only

I would like to develop iOS apps but due to budgetary issues I can only afford an iPad mini gen1 or iPod touch 5th gen. Is it possible for me to make apps for all iPhones and iPads/iPods using just a ...
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Are there any significant advantages to using a native language for mobile app development? [closed]

Forgive me if this question has already been answered but I couldn't quite find the answer I was looking for. What I wanted to know was, is there any significant advantage to using a native language ...
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Custom animation iOS

I have seen animation, and i can't figure out how to do something like in this video(youtube). I want to discuss how it's made. I don't think that they're using sprites. I have one idea how to do ...
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What is the benefit of 64 bit A7 in iPhone

I'm trying to figure out why going to 64 bit processors is such a big deal in an iPhone. I understand that there will be twice as many registers so the processor can work with twice as much data which ...
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Generally speaking can a Javascript-based application (iUI) be deployed without a webserver?

Suppose I have a Javascript based application written in iUI or Kendo UI. Can it be packaged in such a way they can run locally without a webserver? I have a few web applications, that with some ...
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PayPal proof of payment - is there a need to store it at our server?

I am developing an iPhone app, which I am integrating with PayPal. I did it successfully using PayPal library. I am testing it on sandbox mode. When I transfer money from one account to the other ...
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Licensing open source controls iOS

I am confused about using licensed open source control in my comercial iOS application. Do I have to include any license in my code or i can just add open source control and push app to app store? ...
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Can I create and publish an iPhone app by building it in a second hand Mac?

I have never published an app to app store. I have a chance to buy an apple mac from someone. Is it possible to use that to publish to app store? What if the first owner was also a developer? If ...
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Handling Dynamic amount of Strings for persistent and runtime storage in an IOS App

Background I am dynamically building an FQL query statement and because of the nature of the app, I exclude FB family members, this is the base portion of the query and remains fairly static. The ...
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Possible to Comment on a storyboard?

I recently started working for a company that has me making mockups for an app they'd like to see converted to an iPhone app. I have not been informed as to how all the boards fit together, but I do ...
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Checking if my app is using any undocumented parts of the API [closed]

I just read through this question, but I am still confused. How can I know if my app is using undocumented API calls before submitting to it to the app store? Are there any tools I can use?
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Core data syncing (deletion) using a custom REST web service

I need to sync my local core data stack against a server running a persistent data storage underneath the covers. (I've gone through other posts here and on SO on similar topics) My requirements: ...
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How to avoid big and clumsy UITableViewController on iOS?

I have a problem when implementing the MVC-pattern on iOS. I have searched the Internet but seems not to find any nice solution to this problem. Many UITableViewController implementations seems to ...
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Can python and php work together?

I am having a mobile app created for ios. The developers built the app in php. The app requires an algorithm so I found another programmer to develop it. The algorithm programmer built the algorithm ...
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Start with open source desktop application and move to iPhone/Android app

I'm a high schooler and I am competing in an open source software development competition. It must be a desktop application that runs on either Windows or Linux. I have a great idea for the open ...
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Is a simple iPhone app more appealing to users than a mobile website?

My client wants to do an iPhone app because she's found that people are significantly more likely to use the iPhone app over a mobile optimized site. The iPhone app is very simple - it just displays a ...
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Is there any way to get faster app reviews? [closed]

I am trying to build a business around an iPhone app. The app will be our main sales channel, and being able to adapt the sales channel faster than the 9-10 days delay cause by the app review times is ...
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Why it is necessary to to test my iPhone app on actual iPhone device

I developed one application for iPhone and now I want it on App Store. So many my iOS geek friends told me to test it on actual device i.e. on iPhone. So I wonder that why it is necessary to to test ...
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Will apple approve app which internally uses library developed by Google?

I am using GDataXML library developed by Google as part of their Objective-C client library. As its Google’s XML processing library and I heard that Apple don't allow to use any third party libraries ...
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Saving Passwords To The Local Device

So In my app (iOS), you have to register in order to use the service (a food service). But in order to change details about your account (username, password, and email), you have to reenter your ...
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WWDC 2012 announced features on iOS 5?

I am relatively new to iOS development, so after watching a bunch of WWDC videos announcing new awesome features for the iPhone SDK, I still got a few questions regarding their support for older ...
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How do certain iPhone apps allow purchases without IAP?

According to section 11.2 of the App Store Review Guidelines, Apps utilizing a system other than the In App Purchase API (IAP) to purchase content, functionality, or services in an app will be ...
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How much should app iphone or ipad development cost? [closed]

I'm an iOS developer (freelancer) and i want to know how much cost to build an app? and how should i do to estimate the price? like this app http://www.finalcad.fr/en/index.html
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Do privacy concerns prevent us from accessing location-based user data?

Every time my team begins to explore the scenarios that are possible with mobile device location data, location data that is part of user data, or even location data that may be retrieved or inferred ...
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Connecting mobile apps to a web service; What is it called and where do I start?

I have some basic knowledge of iOS development and I want to now start connecting my apps to databases hosted on the internet, so that users will have access to remote / public data that pertains to ...
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Client/Server App – Best online data storage/administration/communication library?

I work on some iphone/android apps and the “data stored on a centralized server” pattern seem fairly common. So far, I have done one app like this, doing everything myself at a low level without ...
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iphone app- is it possible to invoke a local app after user visits a website or a web app

I have a scenario where a local app is used to take snaps using the iphone camera and the local app can send the photo to a web server... Now when the user visits a website or another web app using ...
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How can I manage changes between a local config file and a remote config file in a mobile application?

I have an application with a configuration file that is stored in the application bundle. This config file stores the names of images on a remote server. Whenever the application is started, I ...
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As a Europe-based company, is it possible to write a custom iPad application for a customer?

Our customer wants us to write a custom application for him that he can use on a handful of iPads in his company. This application is probably only useful for this one customer (maybe for two or three ...
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Current iOS version/device statistics?

The answer to this SO question has become stale: iOS version/device statistics - where can I find? because time currency wasn't part of that question, and iOS version updates have been release since ...
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Saving mobile application data when no service?

Say I have a mobile application that allows users to enter information which is then uploaded to a central location. I had planned on building this using only HTML5 and javascript (non-native app), ...
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New to Programming/objective c [closed]

I've recently started to work on some iPhone apps, starting from a base where I had essentially no programming experience (I studied Maths & had very few programming modules) I worked my way ...
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Do Universal iOS Apps have more "issues" when new versions of iOS come out?

I was discussing developing an iOS App with a client and I mentioned that we should ideally have a Universal App that would perform as an iPhone App on an iPhone and as an iPad App on an iPad. The ...
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Any good tips for a PHP Programmer for starting on Iphone and ipad apps? (have pc only)

I am trying to learn creating apps for IPhone and IPad, apps like database oriented websites where user can save their data. I am a normal php programmer and use only Windows PC. Any good tips that ...
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Where should I store my Image files for an app

So In my app, I have a bunch of images. And in order to keep the app size down, I could store those images on my serve, and just download and cache them as needed. But my question is, will that hurt ...
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Copyright Laws for Apps

For my app that I'm about to release, I have used a bunch of 3rd party classes found for free online. I checked all the liscenses before using the code and each one said I could use the code ...
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