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

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iOS chat application design, sending/relaying the message over to the end user

I have a design question. Let us say you were tasked with building a chat application, specifically for iOS (iOS Chat Application). For simplicity let us say you can only chat with one person at a ...
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How to trace an image/char on mobile device using c# and/or xamarin [on hold]

If I had an image outline (or font character outline), how would I go about calculating the accuracy of somebody tracing that image. I was thinking that I could get the RGB components of the person's ...
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Testable design in Swift

I've been searching for so long about how to design testable classes in Swift but every information site just describe basic stuff like how to test, how to assert, why is testing good... My current ...
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Authentication of mobile apps using Identity server [on hold]

What is the reference architecture for adding authentication and authorization to a mobile application. Do I need access tokens infrastructure or can I just use validation of a token data using ...
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How do I use XCode 7.0 to compile Swift 1.2 apps? [closed]

I installed the new version of XCode : 7.0. When I try to compile examples of github, for example, it tries to convert the code to Swift 2.0 and it doesn't work very well. I'd like to just use XCode ...
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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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Is Apple sample code the “correct” way to go?

I'm in a place were I know how to build apps and have submitted at least 5 for different clients to the app store and wanted to step up my game. So of course I went to Apple resources and analyse the ...
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Developers inheriting code. What to ask the old developer to better help the new developer? [duplicate]

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 inheriting code etc. What are ...
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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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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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Api for CMS And Mobile applications either separate or same

I would like to ask an architect based question What is more secure and most standard way to follow.For let's say a mobile application, Should the Api for mobile interaction with server be ...
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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 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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Usage of MVVM in iOS

I'm an iOS developer and I'm guilty of having Massive View Controllers in my projects so I've been searching for a better way to structure my projects and came across the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) ...
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Is it possible to offer an affiliate program for your iOS or Android app? [closed]

Independent of the App Store or Google Play, is there a way to track where new downloads or paying customers came from? For example, if an app advertises my app in theirs - is there a way for me to ...
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Performance and data retrieving

I'm currently developing a mobile application in Objective C for iOS devices. While doing the application I reach the point where I have to retrieve data from a database and show it on a table (the ...
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Handling image and audio files in iOS

Currently I have an iOS app that downloads image and audio files from a server, but each view controller downloads its own set of image and audio files (This is because each view controller needs a ...
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Why does Apple only allow for Static Frameworks on iOS?

Clearly Apple has the ability to create dynamically loaded libraries (known as frameworks) for iOS, as they ship several with XCode (such as UIKit). App developers only have the ability to create ...
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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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Example of writing unit test for a method

I am writing unit tests for an iOS application. I clearly understand the benefits of writing unit tests & TDD, but I am confused about what kind of tests you can write for methods like this; ...
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Will adding Swift to my Objective-C project slow down my app or IDE?

I have been working on an iOS app in Objective-C for a few months now, and I'd like to try out Swift. Both languages can be used alongside each other via a briding header. Right now my project is ...
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Hardware for a team of programmers (iOS / Android / Web developers) [closed]

My question is not directly connected to the art of programming but about setting good working conditions for a team of developers, and I hope I can have some feedback here. I am looking for ...
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Best architecure approach to develop iOS app

I'm trying to create a calendar app similar to this design: Calendar Design I'm currently using this calendar framework: CVCalendar and it's working great, but my question is, what do you think is ...
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Is there a detriment to using SQLite over a pList for persistence?

I'm making a fairly simple application and I've got a settings menu that stores times and some boolean values. I have the application storing and retrieving data already but I started to wonder if ...
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What difference with Android when iOS is not open?

My question may seem silly, but, I've read in many Android books that the better part of Android is Android is open, and iOS is closed. But, from a programmer viewpoint, who cares about this point? ...
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Upload files from mobile device to Amazon S3 architecture

I have an iOS app that communicates to a REST API I developed. I am using Amazon S3 for storage of image and audio files. Right now I am able to upload/download the files directly from the mobile app ...
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Workaround for unit testing Core Data in Swift

I am still pretty new to programming, but my first app was recently approved and is now for sale on the App Store. My app uses Core Data and is written in Swift. After some initial difficulties, I ...
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What to test for in a simple form where the value of one input field dictates other fields?

Note:- I have added android and iOS tags to this question but it is not necessarily restricted to those platforms. Consider a simple registration form where the the value of one field dictates what ...
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Porting an existing iOS project to cross-mobile technology

I am in a refactoring phase of the development of a project. It consists of about 10k-15k LOCS at the moment. It is entirely written in Objective-C for iOS. The problem is the following: in the hurry ...
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Ideal way of updating app's views when data changes [closed]

Okay this is not platform specific question. But any answer related to iOS,Android or Windows Phone will help. So I am building a chat application (yes another one) but I am really confused about how ...
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Mobile development project architecture model/pattern

I would like to hear some improvement suggestions for mobile development (Android/iOS) project architectures. I would like to go for a "safe" design, modular and that can be easily maintained in time. ...
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Hybrid Apps and Storage - how does it work with Native apps and which to use?

I'm using Ionic at the moment. I believe, like many others, that hybrid apps will become more more common/important than they are now simply because the frameworks are getting better and better. ...
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Physics/Game Engine in C++ for mobile app [closed]

First post so be gentle. I am a junior seeking a Comp Sci major and was looking into making a mobile game. I wanted to use this for my thesis project next year, and possibly a way to pay back college ...
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What architecture/design to adopt when consuming a RESTful API? (iOS App)

TL;DR Part 1) I want to refactor the biggest part of the app on which I work - and it is pretty much spaghetti. It's a single class that makes the requests to the server, parses the JSON and saves ...
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How is MTU determined and can it be changed

I'm developing a multi-part solution that consists of an iOS application and OS X application which communicate over Bluetooth Low Energy. Everything works fine and I can send moderate amounts of text ...
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Naming convention for iOS/OSX open-source projects

Not always but most of the time, you will find iOS or Mac OS X open-source projects with names starting with the initial letters of the author first and last names. If a project were to be authored by ...
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Best Way To Store Images For Mobile Synchronization

The scenario is, I have a Web Dashboard (Developed using PHP + MySQL) and have Android and iOS Apps synchronizing data from the Web Dashboard (only one way i.e. Dashboard to Mobile Apps) Now the ...
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Should I use enums or arrays for a dynamic data source?

I've inherited an iOS project that uses NS_Enum to store the number of rows and sections in a UITableView At the moment, the UITableView is static; no rows are being added to it. However, that is what ...
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How do you write tests for methods that interact with data in system files?

I'm trying to be proactive about writing an iOS app in a test-driven manner. However, I'm stumped as to how to test a method that is to interact with real system files. For those familiar with iOS, ...
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Would I rather use Core Data or save files to the system?

I'm developing an iOS app which basically fetches a JSON from a remote location, parses it and instantiates classes for a couple of its elements. For some visualization, this should give you a basic ...
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Is it ok for a for a View to dismiss itself?

Currently, I'm working on a project in which a view is dismissing itself. While talking to another programmer on the team for this project, he said that it's fine (in that it behaves correctly), but ...
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pixel perfect apps techniques [closed]

While doing your iOS app development, do you try to achieve pixel perfect similarity? Is your app identical to provided photoshop designs? If yes, what techniques are you using to speed this process ...
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What could possibly be a Mysql database structure for an web app say like Flurry?

Simply say, I'm working on a web App say like Flurry (http://www.flurry.com/), that would communicate with a Smartphone App trough API. Right now I'm designing the database structure, and I guess ...
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which are the features that make difference between mobile application which work for ios 6 and ios7 & 8? [closed]

please , I need to find the libraries and the packages which are diifrent in developing for ios 6 and ios 7 & 8 . I have a mobile application which works for ios 6 and it is not shure that it will ...
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Massive View Controller - IOS - Solutions

I'm sure every new iOS developer has the following problem: The View Controllers get very fast crowded with code for various purposes, easily getting to 500 + lines of code. This is how it looks like ...
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Does key-value observing between model and view violate MVC?

In MVC the Controller is the go-between for the View and the Model. So the Controller should be the one that observes or receives changes from the Model and View and updates the other accordingly. I ...
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PHP MVC as backend for iOS app

So, essentially, the question is, to develop a PHP back-end to an iOS application, would you implement an MVC architecture on the PHP side? Or no, since the client side (iOS) already has an MVC ...
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Ways to do callback, when and where

I've recently started to do some more complicated programming with network-related work on iOS with Swift. This introduced a lot of asynchronous code not only in networking but also some exchange of ...
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More than 20 Records Inserted in a Span of 1 Sec

Well, this is not specific to any programming languages. I came across this situation in Android, iOS, PHP and .NET. The problem is many times I come across a situation while building IoT apps, where ...
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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 ...