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Understanding the iOS Runtime Environment
Designing the Core of Your Application
Supporting Common Application Behaviors
Executing Code in the Background
Meeting the App Store and System Requirements
Tuning Performance for the Underlying Device
See Also
Fast Launch, Short Use
Specialized System Behaviors
The Virtual Memory System
The Application Runtime Environment
The Automatic Sleep Timer
Multitasking Support
Security
The Application Sandbox
File Protection
Keychain Data
The File System
A Few Important Application Directories
Table1-1 Directories of an iOS application
A Case-Sensitive File System
Sharing Files with the User’s Desktop Computer
Backup and Restore
What Is Backed Up?
Files Saved During Application Updates
iOS Simulator
Determining the Available Hardware Support
Table1-2 Identifying available features
Table2-2 The role of objects in an iOS application
The Application Life Cycle
The main Function
Listing2-1 Themain function of an iOS application
The Application Delegate
Understanding an Application’s States and Transitions
Figure2-3 Launching into the active state
Figure2-4 Moving from the foreground to the background
Figure2-5 Handling application interruptions
Figure2-6 Transitioning from the background to the foreground
Multitasking
Checklist for Supporting Multitasking
Being a Responsible, Multitasking-Aware Application
Responding to System Changes While in the Background
Table2-4 Notifications delivered to waking applications
Opting Out of Background Execution
Windows, Views, and View Controllers
The Event-Handling System
Figure2-7 Processing events in the main run loop
The Graphics and Drawing System
The Text System
Figure2-8 Several different keyboards and input methods
Audio and Video Support
Integration with the Hardware and System Applications
Table2-5 System integration technologies
Preserving the State of Your Application’s User Interface
ImplementingCommonApplicationBehaviors
Launching in Landscape Mode
Files and the File System
Getting Paths to Standard Application Directories
Table3-1 Commonly used search path constants
Listing3-1 Getting the path to the application’sDocuments directory
Sharing Files with the User
Working with Protected Files
Marking a File as Protected
Opening Files Whose Type Is Unknown
Implementing Support for Custom File Formats
Listing3-2 Document type information for a custom file format
Communicating with Other Applications
Implementing Custom URL Schemes
Registering Custom URL Schemes
Table3-2 Keys and values of theCFBundleURLTypes property
Figure3-1 Defining a custom URL scheme in theInfo.plist file
Handling URL Requests
Listing3-3 Handling a URL request based on a custom scheme
Displaying Application Preferences
Turning Off Screen Locking
Determining Whether Multitasking Support is Available
Listing4-1 Checking for background support on earlier versions of iOS
Declaring the Background Tasks You Support
Implementing Long-Running Background Tasks
Tracking the User’s Location
Playing Background Audio
Implementing a VoIP Application
Table4-1 Configuring stream interfaces for VoIP usage
Completing a Finite Length Task in the Background
Listing4-2 Starting a background task at quit time
Scheduling the Delivery of Local Notifications
Listing4-3 Scheduling an alarm notification
The Settings Application Interface
Implementing Application Preferences
Table5-1 Preference control types
The Settings Bundle
Table5-2 Contents of theSettings.bundle directory
The Settings Page File Format
Table5-3 Root-level keys of a preferences Settings Page file
Hierarchical Preferences
Figure5-1 Organizing preferences using child panes
Localized Resources
Configuring a Settings Page: A Tutorial
Creating Additional Settings Page Files
Accessing Your Preferences
Listing5-1 Accessing preference values in an application
Specifying Default Values for Preferences
Debugging Preferences for Simulated Applications
The Application Bundle
Build-Time Configuration Details
The Information Property List
Figure6-1 The information property list editor
Figure6-2 The Properties pane of a target’s Info window
iTunes Requirements
Declaring the Required Device Capabilities
Table6-2 Dictionary keys for theUIRequiredDeviceCapabilities key
Application Icons
Table6-3 Sizes for images in theCFBundleIconFiles key
Application Launch Images
Table6-4 Typical launch image dimensions
Providing Launch Images for Different Orientations
Table6-5 Launch image orientation modifiers
Providing Device-Specific Launch Images
Providing Launch Images for Custom URL Schemes
Creating a Universal Application
Configuring Your Xcode Project
Updating Your Info.plist Settings
Updating Your Views and View Controllers
Adding Runtime Checks for Newer Symbols
Using Runtime Checks to Create Conditional Code Paths
Updating Your Resource Files
Using a Single Xcode Project to Build Two Applications
Internationalizing Your Application
Figure6-3 The Language preference view
Do Not Block the Main Thread
Use Memory Efficiently
Tuning for Performance and Responsiveness
Observing Low-Memory Warnings
Reduce Your Application’s Memory Footprint
Table7-1 Tips for reducing your application’s memory footprint
Allocate Memory Wisely
Table7-2 Tips for allocating memory
Floating-Point Math Considerations
Reduce Power Consumption
Tune Your Code
Improve File Access Times
Tune Your Networking Code
Tips for Efficient Networking
Using Wi-Fi
The Airplane Mode Alert
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