Some general questions regarding iPhone SDK...

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Soulstorm, May 14, 2009.

  1. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005

    I have some quick and simple questions regarding the iPhone SDK. All these questions are irrelevant ro each other, but I decided not to make 2 or three posts to ask what I want.

    1) Can I access media from my iPod application? Like playing a movie or copying a movie or song to my application DOcuments directory?

    2) Is there any way to make an application run anything like a utility in the background? I know what you will say (that this is forbidden by Apple themselves) but Applications like CAlendar or Clock have a way to notify the user even when they are closed. Is this an Apple thing or developers can do similar things also?

    3) I haven't updated yet my iPhone to the 3.0 beta. Should I as a developer do that? I don't necessarily need any new features (except if beta 3.0 has the things I need in the 2 previews questions), I just need go make sure that everything I write now will work in beta 3.0.

    Thank you in advance.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    The simple version of the answer using current standard SDK methods and practices is no, no and no.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    1) Playing a movie? Maybe, I've not looked. I'm pretty sure in 3.0 you can play music from the library. Copy any of the data anywhere? Absolutely not.

    2) No. It's an Apple only thing

    3) I'd say yes: the current beta is very stable and works fine.

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