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Johann Dowa

Open Source iPhone Project Enables Easy Settings View Creation

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Users want customization, but adding in those small details like a custom view to modify the settings in a simple app can be a pain, and might not be worth the time to lay out all the interface elements and set everything up.  Apple has stated that they would like us to place these settings in a centralized location, Settings.app, but this can be confusing to many users who look to change settings within the apps and then can’t find them (seems like a small thing, but I know that this does happen often with those new to the iOS platform).

A very useful Open Source project has been released allowing you to create a Settings.bundle, and set up your settings page in Settings.app the way Apple likes it, but it also mimics that same page within your app so now any issues a consumer might have in using your app’s settings are removed.

The project can be found here:
InAppSettingsKit

If you’d like to know more about how to set up your settings  bundle you can check the Apple documentation here:
Settings Application Schema Reference

What I like about this project is that you can set up this page without taking up any extra time, you just set up your Settings.bundle as you normally would, add in the InAppSettingsKit files, and you now have a settings view that can be attached in your app.

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[Via: Joost Schuur]


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