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Any good tips for a PHP Programmer for starting on Iphone and ipad apps? (have pc only)

I am trying to learn creating apps for IPhone and IPad, apps like database oriented websites where user can save their data. I am a normal php programmer and use only Windows PC. Any good tips that ...
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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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Pros and cons of using HTML5 vs frameworks for cross-platform mobile development

I'm going to start developing an app for my job, and I would like to know what is the best approach. The app will be a basic tracker for some application that we have, and since our employers uses ...
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Application design for web/iPad/iPhone/Android application

I have a web application which is a pretty standard SAAS database driven app. I have a few customers asking for iOS or Android versions of the app. Is it better to build an API on the web app which is ...
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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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future in iphone development? [closed]

i have done btech,nw i am searching job but one big question arise me in front of me several times that as a iphone developer i can survive or not ? i learned nowdays iphone development but my seniors ...
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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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Request Information from iPhone/Php developers

recently I hired a freelancer to develop an iPhone application for my website, this application will get information from the DB of the website, normally I should give to him the access to the DB to ...
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Is there ever a reason to use C++ in a Mac-only application?

Is there ever a reason to use C++ in a Mac-only application? I not talking about integrating external libraries which are C++, what I mean is using C++ because of any advantages in a particular ...
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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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Some advice in open sourcing objective-c code? [closed]

I've been working on an iPhone app for the past month and am interested in open sourcing some of its code. I built a few categories that others might find useful for generating filler data during ...
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How should I handle the publishing of an iPhone app under someone else's name?

I've agreed to build an iPhone app for a client that was referred to me. I'm a full-time software engineer by day, but this is only my 2nd iPhone app and I agreed to do it without upfront funding as ...
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“Release Early Release Often” for Android and iPhone Apps

I wanted to know the experiences others have about doing the Agile way of "Release Early, Release Often" with iPhone and Android Apps. Its not a problem with webapps as the update happens at the ...
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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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Need advice on which route I should take for porting app from Android to iOS [closed]

I have developed this android application and I am looking to port it to iOS. My questions are: 1) I am planning to finance the iOS development with the money earn't from the android sales which is ...
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Two factor authentication using time base key generator on smartphones

I recently enabled two factor authentication for my Google account. One of the ways of getting the second factor (the key that I have) is to install an Android app on my phone that displays a key for ...
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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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Understanding how audio/video chat works in the iPhone SDK

I am really looking forward on creating a chat application which features basic implementation of text chatting, as well as advanced features of audio/video chatting. I have clearly understood how to ...
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Android or iPhone application collecting payments

I'm starting to study a project that mainly will allows users to make payments from their iPhones or Androids. Since I don't have e-commerce experience and also I have never owned a smart phone, I ask ...
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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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Warning-free Objective C code

I am currently creating my first iPhone app in Objective C and getting a lot of warnings because I've in many places taken advantage of the fact that Objective C is a dynamically typed language. I get ...
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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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DB centric iPhone app question

The iPhone app i have an idea for deals with processing of the data stored as part of Oracle database at work. It'll be an interface to a dynamic set of data that is updated tens of thousands of time ...
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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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How to model future iPhone application GUI? [closed]

Say you're working on designing the world's greatest iPhone app. How do you decide what UI would be more effective, would be more intuitive etc? How do you take an idea and decide how to visually ...
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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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Is it possible to create and boot a scratch-built Operating System for iTouch devices?

So, what would I need to write "Hello world" on the iPod Touch on boot? Make that the entire operating system? Which compiler would I use, how would the graphics be done...? Can this be done without ...
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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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iPhone development options for the [from-my-cold-dead-hands] C developer [closed]

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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MonoTouch/MonoDroid + C# = trustable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: MonoTouch vs Objective-C for iPhone/iPod/iPad development As a C# developer, would you learn Java to develop for Android or use MonoDroid instead? I'm very curious ...
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Recent graduate with an idea, but I need some starting out advice

As the title says, I am a recent graduate with a mathematics degree, looking to develop software as a career. The job hunting has not resulted in a job yet but over the past couple of months I have ...
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iphone application give up rights

Is it possible to give up an iphone application rights to another person or company? I mean, you make an application, you sell it for a while, and then you don't need it anymore and you give or sell ...
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Designing a Technical Interview [closed]

The startup company that I'm employed at is looking to open an office overseas, and I've been tasked with coming up with some reasonable questions that will be used use to help find/hire some suitable ...
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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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What is the industry term for those “earn credit by affiliates” programs in iPhone/Android/etc games?

In iPhone, Android, and other gaming platforms you can sometimes earn credit by installing other games, going to someones website, even signing up for a credit card. For iPhone, for example, there ...
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synchronization web service methodologies or papers [closed]

I am building a web service (PHP+JSON) to sync with my iphone app. The main goals are: Backup Provide a web view for printing / sorting, manipulating. allow a group sync up and down. I am aware of ...
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Is there a name for the new “shake phone” interface convention?

Some mobile applications leverage the fact that smart phones have motion sensitivity to provide a "shake" feature. For example, I believe Urban Spoon has an app with which you can view a ...
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iOS developer interview question doubts

How deep should an iOS developer review data structure & algorithm when preparing for iOS job interview position? I know most people would just say there's no harm in reviewing it, but would 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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Revenue sharing with customer who is unable to pay development fee

I have a potential customer who has an idea for an ipad application but is unable to find sufficient fundings for this. One idea that came up is that I do the work either for free or for a minor fee ...
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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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Cost-Effective, Cross-Platform Mobile Hardware/Cell Service

What is the recommended acquisition strategy for having multi-platform, service-connected devices for mobile developers? Is it necessary to have separate phone numbers and service plans for each ...
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How do I distribute free copies of a paid iOS app?

Can anybody tell me how I can give my paid app a free download option to one of my friend from iTunes Connect. What I mean is that I will give my friend a code by which he can download my app without ...
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Cloud service and IM protocol advice, for a backend to group chat mobile app

Overview I’m going to develop an app on Android and iOS. It will allow users to set up group ‘chat rooms’ and talk on chat rooms set up by other users. The service needs to be highly scalable, such ...
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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 ...