I feel your pain!
Weren’t there some app building lessons that took you through the process of 
building a number of commonly included ios apps? I did a couple of them a few 
years ago. They were kind of quirky to follow, and not using the latest stuff, 
but perhaps they could inform you in critical ways.

In fact, here is a link that looks hopeful. But then, you’ve probably already 
been there.

Good luck,

William Prothero

> On Apr 16, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode 
> <> wrote:
> Folks, I know this is a desperately naive question, but as I progress with 
> my first serious attempt at an iOS app, which I’m trying to do in a hurry 
> with only my experience of developing LC desktop apps to go on, I am struck 
> by how un-iOS-like it looks. Richard Gaskin has already suggested that I look 
> for good practice amongst existing apps from all sources, and I’ve tried to 
> do this. Where I come unstuck is how to imitate the ‘look’ of such apps.
> I am trying, for example by getting the Native Control Widget pack from the 
> LC store, and by attempting (but not so far succeeding) to understand the LC 
> lesson about Native text controls, especially how I can create such controls 
> in the first place.
> My app is not outrageously complicated. What it needs is
>  -  Fields to display information, some of which must allow input via 
> keyboard or pasting. Although there is a Native Android Field widget, there 
> isn’t one for iOS, so I don’t know what my options are. I want the kind of 
> fonts and font sizes that are typical of iOS, but so far I haven’t found a 
> reference to these properties in the LC documentation. I found a command, 
> mobileControlCreate, which it appears can only function dynamically in a 
> mobile app, which seems to mean I can’t create and place controls until the 
> app is running. I find that confusing.
>  -  Small, tidy icons, for use as the equivalent of menus or menu items, for 
> example acting as links to various settings cards - so typically an image 
> like a cogwheel for example. I would like these to be SVG, but none of LC’s 
> SVG images have the necessary unchunky look. Do I have to create them from 
> scratch (it would not be the end of the world if I did, but I imagine that 
> there’s a library of them somewhere).
>  -  “Done” type buttons (there is a built in widget for this but it doesn’t 
> end up looking like the ‘done’ buttons I see on typical apps) and other 
> buttons to start off processes or displays.
>  -  Some kind of control that acts like a radio button group, so that one 
> option is chosen to the exclusion of any others in the group (I suppose it’s 
> a picking list, but I don’t know how to implement such a thing in an 
> iOS-compatible way and the widgets on offer are specialised to date and time)
> LC Support has been helpful in pointing me at various lessons, but I have 
> obviously missed masses of stuff which must be there somewhere. As usual I am 
> searching for pointers and examples in order to try to fast track this 
> development.
> Sorry for asking yet more questions.
> Graham
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