iOS/native app devs!

How usual it is for your apps to differ from iOS UI guidelines? Our lead dev always throws a fit when he has to implement custom stuff, but I see popular games “shit all over” these guidelines all the time and do very well in popularity.

As I’m no expert, please tell me if it is generally accepted to not follow these iOS rules / use premade controls 100% of the time, so I know what’s up. Thank you.

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    I don’t follow them 100% of the time. I don’t think that is humanly possible. But I do make every effort to align to it as often as I can.

    I have worked with / for MANY people who insist on building their own navbars, and building custom controls from scratch. Every time the same thing happens, Apple make a major change in the next iOS that moves the status bar, or changes animations or something. When it’s all custom, it all has to be updated to work with the new stuff, when you use the in built stuff it’s typically automatic or clicking a checkbox.

    It’s always safer to stick with what’s there
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    @practiseSafeHex Great points there!
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