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      Latest reply: Sep 12, 2016 7:40 AM by pdm RSS
      RandyHill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        My app is far more useful in expanded view than compact, is there a way I can have it open in expended view? 

         

        I've tried requestPresentationStyle(.expanded), calling it in viewWillAppear, viewDidAppear, and willBecomeActive, but doesn't work.

        • Re: Can my app open in expanded view?
          CartoonSmart.com Level 3 Level 3 (170 points)

          I think I tried that too and it didn't work for a good reason. From a user standpoint that would be really annoying. As someone is quick swiping between message apps (going left and right) if your app suddenly went expanded, they can't continue browsing.  I'm guessing Apple would reject the app if you tried to get around this by using a Timer to launch expanded after a short amount of time.

           

          If you need that extra space (and one of my apps definitely did), your best bet is to just have a button that tells users like... "Get Started" and when pressed it goes full. That app got approved too. So Apple obviously sees the need for going into Expanded mode when the user prompts it.

            • Re: Can my app open in expanded view?
              pdm Apple Staff Apple Staff (1,680 points)

              CartoonSmart.com is correct, you should not just slam the interface into expanded mode when your app is activated.  If the user interacts with your app and you need to go into expanded mode, then that's fine since the user is explicitly interacting with your app.