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

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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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How much risk is involved to launch a smartphone application initially for non iOS phone? What are the advantages?

I am working on an idea as a hobby project, and I have almost finished it in android and about to finish in Java ME platform, and we are also planning it on other smartphones including blackberry, iOS ...
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Better to use one large plist or many small plists when developing for iOS?

I'm creating a simple "find one of our locations" app for iOS 4, for which I have a list of >70 places, complete with addresses, business hours, etc. Is it better to put all of this data in one large ...
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What cannot be unit-tested in mobile app?

I really value unit-testing in developing webapps. I haven't had any experience in developing mobile apps. Is there anything that cannot be unit-tested in mobile apps? And what is the workaround for ...
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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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Do I need to buy individual ios developer subscriptions for the members of my team, if I have a company subscription?

My guess is I have to, and if I do, I'll buy them while the company license is under review.
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Recommended solutions for integrating iOS with .NET, at the service tier

I'm developing an application, in iOS, that is required to connect to my Windows Server to poll for new data, update, etc. As a seasoned C# developer, my first instinct is to start a new project in ...
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Apple subscription for customer

When developing an iOS application (freelance) for a customer, how do you handle the iOS Developer Subscription? On the one hand, I have no problem submitting the app using my own subscription. On ...
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What is the genesis of the “Golden Master” term?

The name "Golden Master" evokes a level of martial arts proficiency or maybe even a final cut of a film. I think context clues provide adequate explanation of a Golden Master release. I would define ...
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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 can Apple review an app which requires a user account? [closed]

I am developing an application whose purpose is to view files uploaded to a host server. The user needs to authenticate by entering credentials on a login page. When I post my application to the App ...
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Do/Should you consider GM releases as final?

I was wondering that, as a developer, you consider a GM release the final release and if you do it for serious development or if you stick to the stable version. With the iOS SDK, you're able to ...
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How can I register in the iOS developer program as a minor? [closed]

Recently, I started learning about iOS application development, and while the simulator is fine for starting out, I've gotten to the point that I really should be testing the Apps I write on an actual ...
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How to set up a multi-developer iOS environment?

Let me explain my need: I'm having a networked environment with 3 computers connected to a server which will be running full-time. The server also runs a FTP server. I would like to create an ...
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Converting to a mac-book pro for multi disciplined development [closed]

I am in a bit of a bind. I have been contracted to create a small suite of applications for Android, iOS and WP7. Currently I am also on the market for a new notebook for development. Now the issue I ...
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Has anyone had a positive experience using Google Analytics in their native iOS app?

I'm having a hard time finding reviews on Google Analytics for native iOS apps and I was hoping to find some programmers on here that have any experience with it. If so, how well did it work? Thanks ...
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Would knowing Python help with creating iPhone applications?

Here is what the apple site says: With Snow Leopard, Mac OS X makes it easy to use scripting languages as full application development tools. Snow Leopard ships with support for the ...
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iOS Development: What are some reasons I should to use XAuth to authenticate a twitter user?

I see many people using XAuth in their app to authenticate twitter users and I'm wondering what are some situations that I would want to use XAuth in my own apps. Thanks so much for your wisdom!
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I'm porting my app from iOS to Android: what do I need to know? [closed]

What pitfalls should I avoid? What Java language paradigms do Objective-C developers consistently misunderstand? I learned to program in Java, but I have worked in nothing but Objective-C for years ...
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What is the most secure way to “Grandfather In” existing users of a paid iOS app that will go free?

The title pretty much says it all, but I can elaborate. I have a paid iOS app that has plenty of existing customers. I think i want to convert to a free app now, and allow full upgrade via in-app-...
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Should I still consider using Appcelerator Titanium for building mobile apps if I don't have any web dev skills? [closed]

I'm an experienced desktop developer who's recently begun writing iOS apps and would like to venture into Android development as well. I've been hearing a lot of talk surrounding the Appcelerator ...