Graham, 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. http://lessons.livecode.com/m/2571/l/23075-how-do-i-build-an-ios-application Good luck, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org > On Apr 16, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode > <email@example.com> 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 > > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode