iosCalling A Method At Specific Time Every Day

My app runs constantly in kiosk mode. Once every 24 hours at a specific time I need to sync some data from core data to a web service.

I know how to do the sync piece but I don't know how to schedule the app to make the sync call at a specific time each day e.g. at 02:45 am.

Is it possible to do something like this when an app is running constantly?

Use Local Notifications. Here is a tutorial:

Hope this helps u to start...

This as well:

Local Notifications

Background Tasks

Figured this out thanks to prompts from @lakesh. Posting solution in the case it helps somebody because I found NSNotification examples very difficult to understand at first.

In my main view controller I added the following method:

- (void)scheduleNotification
[[UIApplication sharedApplication] cancelAllLocalNotifications];

UILocalNotification *notif = [[UILocalNotification alloc] init];

NSCalendar *calendar = [NSCalendar currentCalendar];
NSDateComponents *components = [[NSDateComponents alloc] init];

components = [[NSCalendar currentCalendar] components:NSDayCalendarUnit | NSMonthCalendarUnit | NSYearCalendarUnit fromDate:[NSDate date]];

NSInteger day = [components day];
NSInteger month = [components month];
NSInteger year = [components year];

[components setDay: day];
[components setMonth: month];
[components setYear: year];
[components setHour: 02];
[components setMinute: 45];
[components setSecond: 0];
[calendar setTimeZone: [NSTimeZone systemTimeZone]];
NSDate *dateToFire = [calendar dateFromComponents:components];

notif.fireDate = dateToFire;
notif.timeZone = [NSTimeZone systemTimeZone];
notif.repeatInterval = NSDayCalendarUnit;

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] scheduleLocalNotification:notif];

This sets a fire date for the notification of today at 02:45 am and recurs daily.

In viewDidLoad in my view controller I call the above method:

[self scheduleNotification];

In the appdelegate I do the following:

- (void)application:(UIApplication *)application didReceiveLocalNotification:    (UILocalNotification *)notification
application.applicationIconBadgeNumber = 0;
    //call your method that you want to do something in your app

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