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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 read quite a few forum topics and mailing list (link), the general answer was that if you are using the Android SDK, and you do not have an MP3 encoder/decoder in your application, then you don't ...
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Security in an iOS game?

Short answer: No. It helps to have an appropriate mental model of the problem you're facing. Imagine that your app is a filing clerk (program binary) working in a rented office (the user's phone). He'...
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What is a good design pattern to implement REST services on mobile?

Treat the REST API as any other data source, and create an abstraction (e.g. AppointmentRepository, etc.) that your controllers use. My examples are in Java, but I think you'll get the idea. public ...
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How to deprecate an entire mobile application?

If you're decommissioning the backend and making the app unusable, then you should provide the users an update which notifies them of the service being decommissioned. Give them a fixed date for when ...
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iOS Core data & NSUserDefaults

To answer the last question, it's not a good idea to store large amounts of data in NSUserDeafaults. NSUserDefaults is not made for parge chunks of data. It's a singleton, and all of it's data is ...
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Android SDK and Iphone SDK limitations

I'm an iOS developer so I don't know much about Android, but the way that iOS works is that each app is inside its own "sandbox" so that the apps cannot call actions on each other such as closing. ...
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How to avoid big and clumsy UITableViewController on iOS?

My view on this is that the model needs to give an array of object that are called ViewModel or viewData encapsulated in a cellConfigurator. the CellConfigurator holds the CellInfo needed to deque it ...
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Security in an iOS game?

Well this indeed requires another approach. Normally with https you would like to get unknown attackers away from the user. But this time you need application to protect the user from attacking. ...
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Android SDK and Iphone SDK limitations

Android: Pretty sure its not possible to hook into the standard unlock screen in this way. But, in Android you can write an app to provide a custom lock screen, and once you've done that adding a "...
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Making apps communicate with each other (?)

Would this be very advanced to make and/or be extremely time consuming? I studied basic HTML and Java programming for two years in school, but that's it. It's not very advanced, but that doesn't mean ...
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Why do successive iOS versions take longer to run the same task on the same hardware?

Only Apple knows the actual answer to this question. But one possible answer is that source code and compiler optimizations for particular CPU implementations and memory hierarchies can actually make ...
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iOS Core data & NSUserDefaults

Is it a good idea to store large amount of data in core data or UserDefault. I'd vote for "leave it server side". One advantage to storing the data server side is that you get the same favorites ...
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iOS bluetooth development: mimicking the SPP profile

You might be able to interface it by using an intermediate device (Arduino+shields?) that supports both BLE and classic Bluetooth SPP to relay data.
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What is a good design pattern to implement REST services on mobile?

I would argue that the second method (direct endpoint calls from view controller) is not very future facing because of the possibility of having to extend the functionality to a bulk/automated api ...
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How to avoid big and clumsy UITableViewController on iOS?

Following SOLID principles will solve any kind of problems like these. If you want to your classes to have JUST A SINGLE responsibility, you should define separate DataSource and Delegate classes ...
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Can python and php work together?

Jay's answer is correct that you can do this thing. The normal way to describe this is that you'll be developing the python algorithm (function) into a "service" (standalone application) that your ...
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Is it possible to use C++ code in an objective-c iPhone app

Yes, you can also write Objective-C++ by changing the file extension from .m to .mm. Then you can mix C++ and Objective-C code in the same file. It makes it very easy for your Objective-C UI code to ...
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