Status Bar Style

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  1. softwarea
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi!

    in the project's properties you can set the "Status bar style" to "Hidden" for iOS devices.
    I'm a little confused because this does not seem to work all the time.
    Unfortunately I can't reproduce it, but at certain times my app still shows a status bar at the top of the screen on my device (with clock, battery status etc.).

    Followup: The status bar is definitely not hidden, when I go into MIST, scan the barcode and then run the app with ION. Is this by design or a bug?

    Are you aware of such an issue?

    Thanks!
    Ingmar
     
  2. Steve
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Ingmar,

    Are you by any chance noticing this "discrepancy" whenever you're using Icenium Ion to run your application? Note that although Ion acts as a container app and does not interfere with your app's look and feel, it does not respect most of the project properties and the status bar style is one of them and it would always be visible whenever you're using Ion.

    If this occurs whenever you're running your app with a mobile provision (i.e. without Ion), make sure you have rebuilt the project and you would have to re-deploy it. We've added this information as a note on top of the properties dialog:

    Changing project properties will not automatically apply them on sync of deployed apps. Please rebuild and redeploy.

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  3. softwarea
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Steve,

    ja, I know this won't work in ION (I already mentioned this in my "followup").

    And by "redeploying" you mean: uninstall/remove the app from the device first and then exceute "Run on device" one more time, right? 
  4. Steve
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Ingmar,

    Sorry about that, I must have opened the forum prior your follow up, so I never saw it. And yes, whenever you're not using Ion and make some changes to the project properties, you should remove the app from the device and then redeploy.

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  5. softwarea
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Ok, thanks Steve. I thought I sometimes noticed a status bar even when I "redeployed" my app with Graphite. But maybe I did something wrong or forgot to make sure the properties are set correctly.

    One last thing: You wrote that Ion does not respect most of the project's properties. May I ask why this is so (especially when it comes to the status bar)? My app requires a "full screen". So, when the status bar is always visible, I can't really publish my app to friends and testers with Ion.
  6. Steve
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Ingmar,

    There is no particular reason, we have simply not gotten to it yet, but we would certainly consider it for a subsequent version of the product. Since you are the first to request this functionality, you can go to our feedback portal and request this feature. We prioritize based on the feedback received from users.

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  7. softwarea
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks Steve!

    I just put my request on your feedback portal.

    Best
    Ingmar
  8. Steve
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Ingmar,

    This is just a quick follow up as there is a way to proceed without using Ion and still be able to give your app to friends and testers. You do this by creating Ad-Hoc distribution build and send them the QR code (note that this time it will actually install on people's devices).

    Here is an overview of what you should do:
    If you do have distribution certificate:
    • Create certificate request from either Graphite or Mist.
    • Go to Apple site and upload certificate request to get a certificate.
    • Return to Graphite or Mist and upload certificate to create "Developer Identity."

    Once you have distribution certificate:
    • Add all your testers' UDIDs.
    • Go to Apple site and create ad-hoc provision with all your testers' devices.
    • Make sure your application identifier matches the one of your application. You can go and change it in "Project Properties" in either Graphite or Mist.
    • Download and upload the distribution provision in Icenium.
    • Use Mist to create an ad-hoc build and send the generated QR code to your testers.
    • They should simply scan it with QR code reader.

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  9. softwarea
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    Posted 19 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Steve,

    thank you very much for putting all these information together. That was a lot of work, and I really appreciate it. 
    In fact I am already doing this. But sometimes using Ion is just "easier" ;-)

    Thanks again!
    Ingmar
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