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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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Is it worth the experience gained by publishing a simple app on the App Store?

Eg. Another stupid Fart app or something of that sort. Not for money or recognition or anything else except maybe the experience you get from it. Are there any caveats one should be a aware of before ...
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Is there a way to dispute or challenge poor iPhone app reviews?

Problem: user has left review of iPhone app which is simply incorrect Question: is there a way to make contact with the reviewer and a) explain how what they've said is incorrect and help them with ...
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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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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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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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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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How to release a mobile app successfully?

This includes everything that contributes to the success of the app and is non-programming. Some points to consider: How do you make people notice your app when there are hundreds released every ...
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Growing mobile developers inside a web development org

I work for a "mature web startup" as a web developer (mainly using PHP). Our main site has about 8 million registered members at the moment. However, the site is basically impossible to use on ...
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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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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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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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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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Android or iPhone application collecting payments [closed]

I'm starting to study a project that mainly will allows users to make payments from their iPhones or Androids. Since I don't have e-commerce experience and also I have never owned a smartphone, I ask ...
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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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How should a developer reject impossible requirements? [closed]

Here's the problem I'm facing: Quote From Project Manager: Hey Spark, I'm assigning you the task of developing a framework that could be used for many different iOS applications. Here are the ...
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Is it possible to use C++ code in an objective-c iPhone app

I'm thinking about writing an application that will have a web-version and an iPhone version (and perhaps later also an android version). Since there is some algorithms that are the same on the ...
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Iphone/Android app – chatroom development – what framework & hosting needs? [closed]

I have some experience regarding IPhone and Android development but I am now struggling to solve a new class of problem: apps that involve a client/server chatroom feature. That is, an app when people ...
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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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synchronization web service methodologies or papers [closed]

I am building a web service (PHP+JSON) to sync with my iphone app. The main goals are: Backup Provide a web view for printing / sorting, manipulating. allow a group sync up and down. I am aware of ...
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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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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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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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How Data Transfers differ on Smart Phones: Iphone vs. Android vs. Windows Phone [closed]

I am interested in how each individual smart phone is allowed to handle data transfers within a third-party app. I am interested in designing apps that allow customers to update, transfer, download, ...
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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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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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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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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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New to iPhone Development - iOS5 Storyboard [closed]

I'm new here and pretty new to iOS development. My question is basically, should I learn the old school development methods or just learn how to do things using the latest tools (i.e. Storyboard)? I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Revenue sharing with customer who is unable to pay development fee [closed]

I have a potential customer who has an idea for an ipad application but is unable to find sufficient fundings for this. One idea that came up is that I do the work either for free or for a minor fee ...
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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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Basic hardware for iPhone development [closed]

I am new to Mac. If I want to start a iPhone development, what is the basic hardware I require? Would Mac Mini be good enough?
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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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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 ...