Special Files in Builds

There are a handful of special files and file types whose very presence affects the build or behavior of the resulting application. One example is entitlements files, which grant permission for potentially insecure actions, and which will be covered further in Chapter 9, Security.

The Launch Screen Storyboard


By default, iOS app projects have a LaunchScreen.storyboard file. This is used when animating the launch from the app’s icon into the first screen of the app. It also has a stealth purpose: if it’s absent, iOS assumes you haven’t accounted for different device sizes, so your app is shown with black bars at the top ...

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