The iOS "Files" folder
sundown.pacifier at icloud.com
Mon Oct 12 19:34:26 EDT 2020
That looks interesting but I don’t think it mentioned
iPad, and even if they make it for iPad here is a
note they mentioned;
This will free up storage used by the app, but keep its documents and data. Reinstalling the app will place back your data if the app is still available in the App Store.
So for school children who are interested in keeping their work
for the rest of their life it all depends on Apples mood since it
will only work if the app is still available on the App Store.
Not having the ability to control your data is a threat to record
keeping, since you are now locked into your data with the app.
That is a freedom we can lose with the desktop too. If they can
control your records to a single source it is easier to delete, I am
sure by accident, like fires burning records at court houses, or
alter the records.
> On Oct 12, 2020, at 4:16 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> There's this, though it's up to the user:
> 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 their school work without keeping outdated apps over the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.
>>>> 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?
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