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Developing an iOS 7 Edge by Hiedi Utley, Engin Kurutepe, Michael Ang, Josh Brown, Doron Katz, Cody Ray

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4. Multitasking in iOS 7

  • Examples of the Background Fetch and Background Transfer Service APIs
  • A discussion of fetch intervals and app usage pattern observations
  • Tips for getting started with the Remote Notification API

So far we've discussed migrating the look and feel of your app from iOS 6 to iOS 7 and shown how to use the new Dynamic Text and Text to Speech APIs to design for accessibility. In this chapter we introduce the new multitasking APIs and illustrate how we can build an app that refreshes its content before the user opens it. 

Keeping users engaged with an app is critical to the success of many businesses. Its often cheaper to up-sell or cross-sell to the existing user base than aquire new users. Without an engaging app, the acquisition ...

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