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

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Do iOS frameworks require the same internal versioning as OSX frameworks?

I have been reading through the apple documentation for creating frameworks for OSX and iOS. Reading about the structure of frameworks, I began to wonder if there is really any need to create the ...
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Manage the persistence of entities on iOS in several places: CoreData on the device, iCloud and on a REST API

For the needs of a project, I would persist the datas contained in Core Data in several places depending on the state of the user. If the user is logged to my API -> Persist the datas on my API. ...
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How can I integrate Python into an OSX program?

I'm very comfortable with Swift, Obj-C, and Javascript but for a new project I need to use a library that is only available in Python. How do I integrate python or python scripts into an OSX project? ...
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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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Can iOS Apps receive and play burst audio in the background like a walkie talkie?

I'm digging into background audio playing for iOS Apps. I do see a bunch of examples for doing continuous audio playing for background Apps. I wanted to add walkie-talkie like features to my current ...
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Objective-C Lesson in Class Design

I have the following classes: Teacher Student Class (like a school class) They all extend from KObject that has the following code: - initWithKey - send - processKey Teacher, Student ...
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iOS Best practice for handling model objects

There are different levels I'm asking this question at. Case 1: Let's think about the typical drill-down design. Say a table view controller has an array of custom objects, and tapping a cell will ...
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Sockets (SignalR) vs Push notifications

I'm developing a Xamarin.Forms app with a .Net Web API backend. I definitely don't want to do long polls on my app to the server, but I need the app to remain updated with the server information. I ...
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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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Can Qt desktop programs be recompiled for Android/iOS as-is?

One of the advantages of open-source programs is that they can be ported easily to any platform simply by recompiling. Qt is also a cross-platform toolkit that can work on several platforms simply by ...
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App store presence that can install variants of the app

We make an enterprise application which has a mobile component, an app for android and IOS, which provides functions for distributed workforces. For a variety of reasons, we build the app for each ...
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RubyMotion deployments

I would like to start an application for iOS and Android and I'm considering the option of using RubyMotion for that. I know that you can write Ruby and then deploy to the desired platform. After ...
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Why are there no cross-platform mobile applications?

As a part of my master's thesis, I am carrying a research topic on why there are no cross platform mobile applications. As applications developed in Java can run on any operating system using the JVM,...
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JSON API or Plain JSON

There is a debate in my company on whether we should use the JSON API specification or stick to plain JSON for developing APIs that will be consumed by mobile apps, mainly iOS and Android. One ...
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TestFlight version numbers

If I update an iOS app as a result of tester feedback during TestFlight, should I be updating the "marketing" version number, or just the build number? My current (initial) version number is X.Y.Z ...
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Building back end for iOS/Android app using Django and Heroku

Background: I'm currently building a music streaming app (many requests per second) for a friend and am second-guessing my approach to it. The plan is to have an iOS app and an Android app, though I ...
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Can I use some GitHub control/Framework with MIT / BSD / Apache Licence to distribute my iOS Enterprise App?

I develop iOS app with some GitHub controls and Framework as like FMDB,AFNetworking,OpenCV,RadioButton,CheckBoX etc... but now my worry is I want to distribute this app with Apple Enterprise account (...
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Swizzling of app Delegate method in Universal framework

I have created a universal framework in which i want to swizzle the App delegate's method so that i can get the device token directly in my framework Here is the code + (void)load { Method ...
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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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Caching and Website performance on IOS VS PC

I have a website that pulls from a database to display images/names/misc info. The pages are used on both IOS Devices (iphones,ipads,ipods so far) and on PCs using internet explorer and Safari/Chrome ...
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GPLv2 code as a separate process in a closed-source iOS app?

I'd like my (currently) closed-source iOS app to use some GPLv2 licensed code. The code I want to use is simply a converter from one file format to another — nothing too complex or proprietary. Given ...
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IOS app updates that don't require App Store submission

Some apps, I've noticed that developers are able to update their software without submitting them to the App Store. For example, Game of War will occasionally tell you that an update is available ...
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Global counter using iOS and Parse? [closed]

I'm very new to Parse and trying to set up what is basically a voting app where I can collect data on how many times all users have pressed a button. I found some information on Atomic Increment ...
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multitouch application, creating custom UI elements, and stacking oscillators with audio kit

An App I'm working on is kinda like an appear-as-you-touch piano. Using AudioKit and the gesture recognizing I have my app set up to: make a new button appear when the user touches the screen (...
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How to comply to Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 while developing an iOS app [closed]

We have a requirement from our UK client in which he wants us to comply to Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 while developing the iOS app. I tried to search about it on Internet but most of the ...
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How would I go about creating a dequeing system annotation system like Mapkit

I simply can't do anything animation based in Android maps. You can't animate markers as custom views like you can with Mapkit. How would I go about creating an overlay projection that dequeues ...
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Using NSUUIDs as a unique handler registration token

I'm writing a class that allows you to register handler closures. For example, the handler I'm using is of type (APIError) -> Void. I also need to allow unregistration, so I need to give the ...
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Approach for efficiently working on view controllers in iOS app

When working on a specific view controller within an app, my approach has always been to make some changes to the code, launch the app, navigate to the view controller and see if everything is working....
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How to develop cross platform mobile applications with native UI and Javascript backend?

I want to build a cross platform(Android, iOS, Windows) mobile application. I want the UX of the application to be different on the different platforms so that it will be more platform specific and ...
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Connecting a native iOS app to backend and database

I have a good amount of experience working with objective-C and making iOS apps that work locally and with BaaS providers (Parse.com). However, I'd like to take my mobile development to the next level ...
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iOS: How to switch between prod and non prod REST end points

A noob iOS dev question: How do iOS developers develop their app with non prod REST URL endpoints while then using a prod REST URL endpoint for actual use by customers? I'm not aware of a way you ...
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How should I manage updates for a this document object?

I have a object model like Document->Section->Value but Value can also be a table type so I then have Value->Row->Column->Value. The problem is that the object graph for a single document can be ...
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Do I require an external server for my new mobile app? Only minimal text content to change within my app every couple of weeks

I am about to submit my new app to the iOS App Store. It's very simple. The app generates a random motivational quote and displays it onscreen. I have a database of 500 quotes now, stored in a plist ...
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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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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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Is this an appropriate code structure, or is there a better one?

This is an iOS app but I will try to make it as general as possible because I think a wide audience could have good feedback. I have a application I am making for iOS. It has 4 main tabs in a tab bar ...
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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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Calling closed source library from LGPL library

I am integrating an LGPL application to my iOS application. As I am modifying the LGPL application, I am planning to open the modifications I make to the LGPL library. I am modifying the LGPL ...
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Design solution for currentUser object behavior in the SDK

Background Our team working on the SDK to give third-parties access to our service. The basic functional is moving around the current logged-in user. Basically we have a User class with static ...
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How to get dual UI for an ionic app?

I would like to get some suggestions for building a new app. This app has two faces/UI to it, buyer/seller. Users would have same account, and it would be seller and buyer. Its something similar to ...
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Continuous integration (with iOS and Android projects) [closed]

I'm trying to make some positive changes in my company and one of the changes is implementing continuous integration. We do mobile development (iOS/Android) so I need a CI that supports both types of ...
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offline application development for mobile devices

I am looking to develop an application whereby field staff can complete forms in an offline capacity (when onsite I`m assuming no internet connection) on an Apple or Android device and post the ...
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Which design pattern to choose when supporting multiple analytic tools?

I have spent quite some time learning all possible design patterns but I cannot find the ideal one for the following case. I am developing an iOS app where we are using multiple analytics tools like ...
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How narrow should my unit tests be?

Here's an example: I have a chat module in my app, and there's a ChatService class that is responsible for networking, and there's a ChatNotificationService helper class that is responsible for ...
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How do I create my own Objective-C to Swift converter? [closed]

I'm really interested in writing my own converter. I know C++/Python/Objective-C/Swift and a little Haskell. There are website like objectivec2swift and iswift.org, which can convert OC to Swift ...
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Solutions for iOS collaborative sync (iCloud CoreData, CouchDB)?

I'm developing an iOS app where one of the features will be allowing users to share and collaborate on data (e.g. lists). From everything I've read and based on the way that iCloud CoreData sync works ...
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How to test android apps that depend on telecom provider connection?

I am planning to write an app that needs phone number and contact list. Is there any way that I can test my app without buying a telecom provider connection for my android phone. Without a sim the ...
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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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Could this class be considered as a Factory class? [closed]

I've recently worked on a reusable network service class for a service-aggregator iOS app. This class should retry a failed request if it was caused by expired user token. Plus, this class will be ...
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Incorporating GPL content in a commercial application on iOS

Let me start by saying I do generally understand copyleft GPL, but I'm having some trouble with this particular scenario. It's quite complicated to communicate but I'll try my best. First I'm ...