iOS splash screen

Scott Morrow scott at
Thu Feb 26 02:43:49 EST 2015

I don’t know if this will help in your case but I had a similar sounding problem in one of my iOS apps. The problem seemed dependent on  actions (and a visual effect) that happened during the openCard handler. When I used send in time to call these events the black flash went away. In my case waiting 10 milliseconds made the problem intermittent.  100 milliseconds seems to have cured it. Exactly what the problem was I never (unfortunately) bothered to discover.

Scott Morrow

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> On Feb 25, 2015, at 5:56 PM, Ralph DiMola <rdimola at> wrote:
> I don't see the black screen flash. I am using an iPod 5 iOS 8.1.3 and iPad
> 2 iOS 8.1.3.
> I make the splash screen in the standalone setting the same as the stack's
> splash screen card.
> I open the main card from the opencard handler in the splash screen card.
> I use my own re-sizing library.
> Mac Book OS X 10.9.5
> Xcode 6.1.1
> LC 6.7.2
> Ralph DiMola
> IT Director
> Evergreen Information Services
> rdimola at
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
> Of Richard Miller
> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:49 PM
> To: How to use LiveCode
> Subject: iOS splash screen
> I am just finishing up an iOS app. Having a bit of an issue with the splash
> screen/startup process.
> Many of the iOS apps on my phone start up by immediately showing a splash
> screen and then transitioning to the first main screen. From the moment I
> start up the icon, there is no black screen or white screen. There is only a
> splash screen and then the main screen. This looks clean.
> With my LC app, I set the first card of my stack to be the splash screen,
> which then transitions to the first main screen. If I then avoid setting a
> splash screen in the application settings area, when the app first starts, I
> see a black screen for about a second or two, then the first card of the
> stack, followed shortly thereafter by the main screen. I can't seem to
> eliminate that initial black screen. This is not as clean a start up process
> as I see with other iOS apps.
> If I do set a splash screen in the application settings area, the app starts
> up by immediately showing that screen, but then transitions briefly to a
> black screen, followed by the first card of my stack and then the main
> screen. Again, I can't seem to eliminate that black screen.
> Is there a way to eliminate it?
> Thanks,
> Richard Miller
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