multiple launch screens

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by trevi, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. trevi macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2016
    I'm new to Xcode/swift. I was recently asked if it would be possible to have more than one launch screen.
    The initial launch screen would fade after so many seconds and then be replaced by another one that would display sponsor information,etc. Is this possible?

    thank you
  2. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Just make your initial view be the second "launch screen" and after a timer interval or button or whatever, have it segue to the next VC, your true main entry point. I'm not sure how Apple will feel about it. They might think you're trying to bypass their launch screen guidelines.

    Apple wants apps to launch fast to enhance the user experience. The Launch screen isn't a branding or advertising opportunity.
  3. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    Remember that users hate anything that takes more than about a second for the app to launch. If it takes more than about five seconds to launch they'll delete the app faster than you can say 'branding.'

    Ask your customer to provide you with two or three examples of other apps that do what they want. I think they'll have a hard time finding them. Some games have splash screens like this but few productivity apps do.
  4. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    I was under the impression that Apple didn't want these splash screen. I don't know if they have rules against them yet, but I've heard they want the screen to be a snapshot of your apps work screen without the data.
  5. dantastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    Almost every app I've ever worked on has had an additional "splash screen" after the real splash screen.
    Usually you leave it up for about 3 sec but I think the longest one I had up was up for for 8 seconds.
    It's complete and utter rubbish. I hate doing them. I plead with every client not to have one. But it always falls on deaf ears. Everyone wants to show off their brand for as long as possible.
    There are rules about the splash and also that you shouldn't leave the user wait unnecessarily. But I've never heard of any app being rejected based on a splash screen.

    So yes, you can do it. Yes, it will pass review. You absolutely shouldn't do it. It's awful!
  6. trevi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2016
    Thank you all for your replies. They are very helpful. I will pass all of this on and hopefully they will make the right decision!

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