Running your iOS App in Fullscreen

To hide the status bar programmatically…

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *) launchOptions {
    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] setStatusBarHidden:YES withAnimation:UIStatusBarAnimationSlide];

    return YES;

Or, (better) hide it using configuration…

Using the programmatic approach causes a slight annoyance since the status bar is momentarily visible but slides off the screen quickly. A neater approach is to click on the target and add the Boolean, Info Key “Status bar is initially hidden” and set it to YES. This way the status bar never appears.


UICatalog – A sample app provided by Apple

Search for this downloadable, sample app on the Apple development web site (at the time of writing it is here). The App demonstrates the use and customization of just about every iOS UI control – buttons, views etc. so is a great reference.

iOS Custom Icon and Image Creation Guidelines

Guidelines from the “iOS Human Interface Guidlines” manual for creating all the required, custom App icons and images. All sizes and formats are covered in this section.

Disabling the icon shine effect

Select “MyAppName-info.plist” In the “Supporting Files” folder. Expand the keys Icon files (iOS 5) / Primary Icon and set “icon already includes gloss effect” to YES