On the iPad each app is sandboxed and that means each app has its own Documents Folder. You can get a url to the Documents Folder for your app but not other apps. Using that url you can read, write, append, move, and delete files that are in your apps Documents Folder. A BIG PROBLEM comes when you delete an app. All the files in the Documents Folder for your app also get deleted. So if you have a Note application and have saved a lot of notes, those notes are saved while your app exists but when that Note taking app is deleted all of your information you’ve saved is deleted with it. Most likely it will not be saved to the icloud independently so the files you have for that app even though they exist with the app on your icloud backup will be deleted with the app.
To me this makes the iPad a poor device for children to be using for school because they should be allowed to keep their school work without keeping outdated apps over the years they go to school. JB > On Oct 12, 2020, at 7:50 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > <email@example.com> wrote: > > It is my understanding that each app has it’s own storage are and that this > is sandboxed from other apps. That being said, there is obviously a way for > an app to request permission from the iOS to access another app’s storage. > I’m not sure if Livecode has that mechanism though. it’s probably some kind > of Xcode library. > > Bob S > > > On Oct 10, 2020, at 8:42 AM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode > <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote: > > Is it possible to access (write to) the iOS “Files” folder from an iOS app? I > see that there is no specialFolderPath entry for it, but it appears that some > apps do allow saving to the folder, and one is then allowed to open such > files with an appropriate app. Basically I am thinking of giving the user a > chance to save a text file there for processing by other apps. The > alternative would involve the internet with all the tedious privacy rules > etc. and my particular app doesn’t have any other use for the internet at all. > > Anyone tried it? > > 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