14. Local Storage on the Phone

Data is a precious thing that will last longer than the systems themselves.

Tim Berners-Lee

In this chapter, you learn about Windows Phone 7’s capability to store and retrieve local, isolated data. We start by taking a look at the equivalent capability on the iPhone, Core Data, and discuss why WP7 doesn’t need this framework. Throughout the chapter you will see examples of how to use isolated storage to work with persistent data and see a real-world example of an application that maintains its own data.

Core Data on the iPhone

Core Data has long been a valuable part of the Apple developer’s toolbox, existing long before the first iPhone was ever sold. Core Data is a broad framework that provides more than a façade ...

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