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Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers by Mark Mamone

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Chapter 7

Get the Data: Storing and Retrieving Data and Configuring your Applications

So far, we've covered a number of topics, all designed to introduce how to create iOS-based mobile applications running on iOS-based mobile devices, using the iOS SDK and supporting languages and tools. However, while we have walked through how to build an application, one key thing has been missing: the application's ability to hold what is known as state.

State can be thought of as the equivalent to a human's memory. If we didn't have a memory, doing the simplest of tasks would require us to discover how to do it every time. Since we do have a memory and can remember how to perform a particular action, doing it again is far easier, faster, and arguably enjoyable—skiing ...

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