iOS: download a file and show progress

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Jun 5 15:26:43 CDT 2012


Not sure if it's doable on iOS but this does underscore a need for progress callbacks in file operations. Nice feature request if someone has not already submitted one. 

Bob


On Jun 5, 2012, at 12:46 PM, Chris Sheffield wrote:

> In the recent Small Business Academy videos, Kevin gave a handy example for how to download a file and show progress... in a desktop app. The same process doesn't seem to work for an iOS app. As far as I can tell, the crucial URLStatus() function does not work under iOS, and this is the function that, in Kevin's example, provides the file size and amount downloaded, etc.
> 
> So is it even possible to do this under iOS? Can I, for example, download a zip archive that's several MB's in size and show the download progress? I'm probably missing something totally obvious...
> 
> Thanks,
> Chris
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