Jumsoft pulling iCloud sync from Money


Jumsoft, the creators of the popular expense-tracker app Money, pulled iCloud sync in the latest versions of their app.

All of you surely know many document-based apps that use iCloud and seem to be doing absolutely fine. That’s why it must seem odd that Jumsoft is utterly incapable of developing a proper iCloud sync feature. However, the big difference between Money and those iCloud-friendly apps is that Money uses a relational database created with Core Data to handle its highly complex data models.

Apparently, Jumsoft had to make a call here: iCloud or Core Data.

Since Core Data tends to be an all-in kind of investment, it is likely that most of their domain objects are generated from the Managed Object Model. Pulling out Core Data would then prove prohibitively expensive.

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