The iOS "Files" folder

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Oct 12 19:15:02 EDT 2020


There's this, though it's up to the user:

https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/07/ios-11-automatically-delete-unused-apps/

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On October 12, 2020 5:11:48 PM John Balgenorth via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> 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 their school work without keeping outdated apps over the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 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.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 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com<mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.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
>>
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