Handling 'suspend' in iOS apps

Terry Judd tsj at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Jun 14 20:16:25 EDT 2011

Thanks Gerry - seems like getting my app to 'suspend' was a one-off glitch
that I can't repeat - like you say, it always quits now. So, it seems that
the shutdown message is the only one that gets sent - for the moment I think
we'll just implement an automated save and tell our students that's what
will happen if they click the home button.


On 15/06/2011 10:07 AM, "Gerry Orkin" <gerry.orkin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just save all the stuff I need to to .txt files every time the app quits,
> and reload it on startup. For my situation that provides the neatest way to
> implement the "suspension" and "resumption" of an app. In your case perhaps
> you can save the data then ask if they want it restored when they open the app
> again?
> And for me, pressing the home button ALWAYS quits the app.
> Gerry
> On 15/06/2011, at 9:58 AM, Terry Judd wrote:
>> What¹s the best way to handle the situation when a user exits an iOS app by
>> clicking the home button and what messages are sent? Our app has a data
>> entry component and typically we¹d ask the user if they wanted to save their
>> stuff before they exited but clicking the home button just exits immediately
>> without any user feedback. I¹ve also noticed that clicking the home button
>> and then reentering our app works the first time around but on the second
>> attempt it seems to quit and restart ­ is anyone else seeing this?
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Dr Terry Judd | Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Medical Education Unit
Melbourne Medical School
The University of Melbourne

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