The iOS "Files" folder
brian at milby7.com
Wed Oct 14 10:24:51 EDT 2020
Apple has already provided a way forward for this. Their current best practice is for apps to store files in their Documents folder in iCloud. This provides seamless access between multiple devices and data security since it is not tied to the app remaining installed.
I briefly looked at the dev docs on this and it does take some work to integrate. The most complicated piece will be detecting and resolving conflicts. I think it would be a good feature request just not sure how to do the conflict resolution piece. The mechanics of putting and getting a file are not that bad.
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> On Oct 13, 2020, at 8:42 PM, John Balgenorth via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> One my iPad I have everything turned on for iCloud and I am
> sure everything is backed up with my backup file. I do not
> see all of my individual files when I access icloud except for
> ones I added through a different means than the application.
> The issue of apps becoming outdated and any files being
> locked in with the app is serious to me. Not a big issue to
> solve if Apple wants to.
>> On Oct 13, 2020, at 8:24 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> I’ll have to take issue with that one. If your device is set to sync to the cloud, your notes will be preserver. There’s no unlikely about it. The only way they would not sync is if you had sync turned off for notes. In that case it is not only likely but certain you will lose any new data since sync was disabled.
>> If it did not work this way, iCould would die a quick and horrible death.
>> Bob S
>> On Oct 12, 2020, at 3:09 PM, John Balgenorth via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com<mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>> wrote:
>> 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.
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