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

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How to write a good app store description? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to improve the quality of app descriptions I've just finished writing an iPhone app, and I've completed everything on my app store submission checklist except the ...
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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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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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New to iPhone Development - iOS5 Storyboard

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)? ...
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Is it better to target iOS 5 and ARC or an earlier version with MRC?

I personally don't know much about iOS 5, but it seems like with automatic reference counting (ARC), you get rid of much of the memory management issues of the previous operating systems. So is it ...
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Is Big Nerd Ranch or AboutObjects iOS training worth it? [closed]

I have a CS undergrad degree and have been programming for several years with my current company, messed around with Objective-C by making a few console apps and a few simple apps that I ran in the ...
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Beginning with smartphone app development [closed]

I have a job from a client that needs a iPhone/iPad app. I'm new to the smartphone development so where do I begin with? Do you have some nice in depth beginning tutorials of some kind? JS libraries I ...
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iOS Guidelines for Free vs. Paid apps

A few months back, I was doing some recreational reading at the iOS Dev Center, and I came across a small list of guidelines for free vs. paid apps. It included guidance along these lines: How not ...
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Best practices for upgrading user data when updating versions of software

In my code I check the current version of the software on launch and compare it to the version stored in the user's data file(s). If the version is newer, then I call different methods to update the ...
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Scalable solution for website polling

I'm looking to add push notifications to one of my iOS apps. The app is a client for a website which doesn't offer push notifications. What I've come up with so far: App sends a message to home ...
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When should I use static variables with primitive types?

Recently I came across the question NSString: Why use static over literal? and in the comments arrived a new question. In Objective-C there some "special" types that are just maps to C primitives. ...
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How much C/C++ knowledge is needed for Objective-C/iPhone development?

First, a little background. I'm a .Net developer (C#) and have over 5 years experience in both web development and desktop applications. I've been wanting to look into iPhone development for some time ...
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How should a developer reject impossible requirements?

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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Does HTML5 have a feature that enables a user to add an icon to the Apps screen when “installing”, and if not, when are they planning to add it?

I know that the mobile bookmark bubble might sort of work for iOS, but it isn't going in the same section. And for Android, bookmarking is really not going to cut it for a mobile HTML5 application ...
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Why did visual programming never take off and what future paradigms might change that? [closed]

As the number of "visual" OS's such as Android, iOS and the promised Windows 8 are becoming more popular, it does not seem to me that we programmers have new ways to code using these new technologies, ...
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The perfect crossfade

I find it hard to describe this problem in words, which is why I made a video (45 seconds) to illustrate it. Here's a preview of the questions, please have a look at it on Vimeo: ...
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iPad app architecture with very large files

I am working on an iPad app. It needs to contain some very large files. I could put them into the app, but they would push it well over 20MB, which means that it would not be downloadable over the ...
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Is it unethical to track app usage through REST API calls?

I am building an app that communicates with my website with ASIHTTPRequest to a PHP-based REST API on the server side. Naturally, in my app I have different endpoints on the server side, and usually ...
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iOS Resources/Luminaries?

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?

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?

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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App Store: Why did I get paid less than it says in iTunes Connect? [closed]

Ok so not really a programming question... but it is very relevant for any non-US Apple Devs. - Basically, iTunesConnect lists my last payment as $248 NZ (I live in NZ, I signed the basic US tax ...
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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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Resources for understanding iOS architecture [closed]

I recently finished reading Randall Hyde's excellent book Write Great Code: Volume 1: Understanding the Machine, and I have a much better knowledge of what's going on under the hood now. I want to ...
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iPhone development options for the [from-my-cold-dead-hands] C developer

Please forgive the humor of the title but it certainly gets my point across. I am quite familiar with C code, I can write it in my sleep and after reading through a few tutorials on iPhone ...
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iOS Development Certifications [closed]

Are there any iOS Development Certifications online? offline?
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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?

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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Technical IPhone, iPad or general iOS programming article sites

i just want to know what are the good websites to read technical articles on the iPhone, iPad or in generally iOS. Any subscription based services can also be named. i am talking about sites like ...
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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?

I know nothing about code. 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 ...
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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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What are the most important languages to localize for on the App Store? [closed]

It's obvious that to gain more customers on any given platform, one of the most important steps to take would be to localize your software into many languages: as many as possible, ideally. However, ...
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How To Build An iPhone App With A Web Server?

I have an iPhone app out that stores data on the device. I want to create an app with user accounts like Instagram, Path, Foursquare, Gowalla, etc. What would you recommend for the quickest and ...
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Can I use Xcode 4.2?

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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Building iOS Applications using MonoTouch

I am planning to learn objective-c to be able to build iOS Applications I have seen some guys using Monotouch sdk, I am really confused where to start from. I have a solid experience in Developing ...