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

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MVCS - Model View Controller Store

I recently decided to start learning iOS Development, and to this end I’ve been reading iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide. In the book the authors describe a design pattern MVCS - ...
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Arguments for and against backwards compatibility for new iOS projects [closed]

At the time of writing, iOS 6 has been available for about 3 months. In the proposal-phase of a new iOS project, the client asks for backwards compatibility of the app involved, all the way back to ...
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What should my license contain for a medical-related app? [closed]

I am still developing an app and it is getting pretty close to being finished. I am just a single developer, so I do not have anyone who can tell me what to put in it. My app is medical-related (it ...
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How to Release to the App Store as an Individual

I've written an iOS app, and I'd like to release it on to the App Store. I'm an individual so it's not being released via a company or anything, just me. Is it typical to just release a free app ...
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Pictures from iPhone to clients FTP server - Directly (iPhone->FTP) or Cloud (iPhone->Amazon->FTP)

My clients wants to take pictures with their iPhone's and place them collectible on their server, suggested by FTP. I can see there is two solutions: Directly upload from the iPhone to the FTP ...
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Multi-platform Mobile Development? [closed]

So my question is this: Is there any easy way for a single developer to release an app on iOS and Android? I am a web developer that primarily plays in PHP, Node, Ruby, AS, and JS. I have dabbled a ...
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Testing UI for azure web app on iPad

I am working on debugging my mobile application. There is a specific requirement/issue that I am having related to a drag and drop touch interface on an iPad. I am at the trial and error phase of ...
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Where do the parser and service objects fit in MVC?

Do NSURLConnection service objects and XML/JSON parser objects fall within the controller layer or the model layer? Why? Is it OK to have business logic in the controller? Or should it be in the ...
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Why do Core Data sqlite table columns start with 'Z'?

I was looking at the sqlite table that Core Data generates and noticed that all table columns start with 'Z'. I realize this is an implementation detail, but I was curious as to why that's the case ...
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What patterns book for iOS development contains this specific information? [closed]

I've read several books on iOS development and Objective-C, however what a lot of them teach is how to work with interfaces and all contain the model inside the view controller, i.e. a ...
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Are there bots that download new iOS apps without being asked?

I noticed on the first day my iOS app hit the app store I got a download from Albania and another one from China. The app is only useful to a specific group, all of which are in a certain U.S. city. ...
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Strategy for avoiding duplicate object ids for data shared across devices using iCloud

I have a data intensive iOS app that is not using CoreData nor does it support iCloud synching (yet). All of my objects are created with unique keys. I use a simple long long initialized with the ...
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Weird UIView transforms in Retina iPhone

I'm having a problem I don't understand. I'm developing an OpenGL app for iOS. Because at some points I want to force the orientation of the view programatically, and Apple for whatever reason doesn't ...
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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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iOS: Using Jenkins for nightly internal builds (TestFlight), plus frequent client builds [closed]

I'm an iOS dev, working for a small agency. I'm currently on a few smaller projects where I'm the only developer. We recently acquired a Jenkins server, but each project is left to fend for themselves ...
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If I implement a web-service, how do I respond to POST requests with JSON?

I have to make a rather complex system for my diploma work. Logically it will consist of the following components: Database Web-service Management with web interface Client iOS application that will ...
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Sending files via HTTP to web service

I am bit frustrated at the lack of information about this online. Here is the issue: I am in charge of creating a iOS application which sends sound data back and forth between the server and the app. ...
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How to approach iOS web clip app “download”? [closed]

We have our main site at: http://mysite.com which we don't want to alter. Then we have our web clip app at: http://mysite.com/app/ If someone visits the app URL in normal Safari then the Safari UI ...
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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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iOS app with a lot of text

I just asked a question on StackOverflow, but I'm thinking that a part of it belongs here, as questions about design pattern are welcomed by the faq. Here is my situation. I have developed almost ...
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Pure C++ for iOS apps [closed]

Is it possible to use only C++ to create iOS apps? Is there any downside to that? I read somewhere that you have to use a mix of objective C and C++ if you want to use C++ that bad.
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Should I open Source my iOS application?

I developed an iOS application as a student and I am currently distributing it for free in the app store. I have received a few enquires about adding features to the app including one person who would ...
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Why does XCode convert PNGs to CgBI format?

According to the research done here http://imageoptim.com/tweetbot.html, Xcode's conversion of PNGs to the proprietary Apple CgBI format does not create a noticeable performance improvement. Their ...
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Use Android NDK for portability with iOS?

I am currently planning to implement a little painting app using OpenGL ES 1.1. I believe this question applies to any OpenGL ES project. I am starting development on Android and I would like to ...
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Design pattern and best practices [closed]

I am an iPhone developer. I am quite confident on developing iPhone application with some minimal feature. I would consider myself as a fair application developer but the code I write is not so much ...
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Data structures for storing finger/stylus movements in drawing application?

I have a general question about creating a drawing application, the language could be C++ or ObjectiveC with OpenGL. I would like to hear what are the best methods and practices for storing strokes ...
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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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What are the differences between AppMobi and PhoneGap?

I am new to the cross platform application development. I came across the very similar cross platform frameworks AppMobi and PhoneGap. I want to know Is there any differences between apk/ipa ...
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Could Apple and Microsoft allow the GPLv3 on their locked-down devices?

It seems that both Apple and Microsoft prohibit GPLv3-licensed software in the app stores for their locked-down devices (i.e. iOS, Windows Phone and the Metro part of Windows). I have heard various ...
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Best advice for game programmer who wants to go indie? [closed]

So. I'm working right now as an intern in a mobile game development company. I've used Unity quite a lot for 1 year now but, that's about all the experience I have with game design/development. ...
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Good example of gprof, for iOS project

The GNU profiler gprof, can be used to profile any application right on the device, allowing real world profiling. As Xcode 4.5 based on LLVM plus it has GNU Debugger, Profiler, and others. I need ...
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How to check any undocumented methods provided by apple?

The following tools is provided by Apple dlopen dlsym objc_getClass sel_registerName objc_msgSend Those are listing Objective-C selectors, or strings. Objective-C selectors are stored in a special ...
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How to run any cronjobs using Objective-C at iOS Platform

Is there any way to run schedulers / schedule programs for example Cron Jobs using Objective-C at iOS Platform? I need to create a schedule update to my ios, lets say for example every five days my ...
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Service to test app on all the iPhones? [closed]

I have some developers creating an iPhone app, often the app will not work on one type of iPhone even though it worked on another one using the same version of iOS. Therefore, I am looking for a ...
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Why is iOS “jailbreaking” CPU specific?

Recently, iOS 6 was "jailbroken" but only on the Apple A4 CPU. Why is the "jailbreaking" process specific to a CPU? From Wikipedia: ... "iOS jailbreaking is the process of removing the ...
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What are some general guidelines for setting up an iOS project I will want to personally publish but sell in the future?

I have an idea for a personal iOS project that I would like to write and release to the iOS store. I'm the type of developer who enjoys developing and publishing. I want to write quality software ...
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Best strategy for supporting multiple server communication from iPhone/android app?

I'm making an app that will be used in multiple hospitals in the US. As per HIPAA compliance requirement, every hospital will have its own server that complies with these requirements of ensuring ...
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How can we distribute a client app to other non-US businesses?

I'm working on an app which acts as a client for our web service. We sell this service to businesses, and we want to distribute the app to their employees for free. The app will be customised for ...
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iOS - Unit tests for KVO/delegate codes

I am going to design a MVC pattern. It could be either designed as a delegate pattern, or a Key-Value-Observing(KVO), to notify the controller about changing models. The project requires certain ...
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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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What are some feasible ideas for building a smart-device/console development portfolio? [closed]

I would like to start getting more contracts in the mobile, smart-device, and console development space and, having little prior work experience in the field, I need to build a portfolio of example ...
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NSNotificationCenter vs. Protocol

I am using MPMoviePlayerController in a project. The loadState of the MPMoviePlayerController object is observed using NSNotificationCenter. Why did Apple choose NSNotificationCenter in this ...
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Developing an iOS app for a single device - licensing issue

I'm developing an iOS app for a museum as a freelancer. It's a very simple video player, to be installed on a single iPad that will be part of a permanent exhibition, basically acting as a kiosk. It ...
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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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How to utilize Xcode project & target to manage products?

At first, hopefully following terms project and product won't be confused. Traditionally, we used to have a code base, which usually was a main project. For our products, we created one project for ...
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Guided Questioning iOS App

I'm making an iPad app that will display a few choices and based on your choice will display a series of questions with each question triggering a different set of questions. I was wondering if there ...
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Should I create specific classes for JSON Objects or only use the container(Array/Dictionary) for accessing Data?

I'm using Foursquare to get a List of Restaurants nearby inside an iOS app. The Result is stored in an Array which consists of Dictionaries and regarding how deep the Data is, each Dictionary contains ...
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Allow app analytics opt-out?

Given that mobile app analytics reporting can cost a customer data traffic that, unlike a web app, use of the mobile app may otherwise not require, should a mobile app provide a user accessible ...
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How can test users access an unpublished iOS app?

I am considering outsourcing the development of an iOS app to various independent developers. I will have have various testers of the app. We all work for separate companies. Some of these testers ...