Two questions about programming for the iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gsmumbo, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. gsmumbo macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2007
    Dallas, Tx
    I am thinking of making a program for the iPhone. I have done other platforms but this would be my first iPhone program. Here is what I want to know.

    1)Is there a way to know if the iPhone is on wifi or edge? Or a way to know if you are in range of a hotspot?

    2)UIKit... Is there a way to make the black bar on the bottom of the phone and iPod program... the one with five choices. It is also in the youtube app.

    Here is what I want to make... I don't know if any of you all have ever seen "Digimon" but something like that. You have your own partner creature who lives in a digital world. You can raise and fight him and such with other iPhone owners who use the program. There is a "real world" and "digital world" and the only time you can switch between the two is when you are connected to wifi. The idea being that wifi is the key that opens the gate between the two worlds.

    Here is a basic screenshot of what I want my program to look like.


    I am going to have communication be e-mail based. You send messages to other users kind of like you would an e-mail.

    Can anyone answer those questions. And on that line... does this sound like a cool program to make?
  2. bdj21ya macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    1) I believe there is a way to know what type of network you're on. Whether you're in range of Wifi I would leave more to the user and their settings.

    2) Yes, that part is pretty straightforward.
  3. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Cant really help you, but I just wanted to say this sounds really cool! I'd sure as hell wanna try that out
  4. xteo macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2006
    part 2 strait forward ?

    Hi ,

    would you mind elaborating a little on how to do the bottom bar ?
    having push button is simple but how do you manage they pushed or up state ?
    does your methode allow for the simple reOrdering like in the apple apps

    just curious because at the moment my method still require more code that I think it should considering that there is the same thing is 4-5 of the apple apps ?



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