I want to know how a particular application for iOS works. I only need that what frameworks/libraries might have been used to built that app.

Where can I ask such a question?

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    The authors of the app, their website or community. Also the app's iOS documentation might list third party libraries (often because by using them they're legally required to mention that fact).
    – Dan Bron
    Apr 8 '17 at 10:58
  • I thought so , but then why would the authors want to disclose anything about how their app works. Also in this case , the app doesn't list using an of the libraries.
    – 6994
    Apr 8 '17 at 11:04
  • Most authors do, in my experience. Knowing what libraries they use is a long mile from building a competitive product. The hard work is execution, not the idea. But if they won't tell you and the documentation doesn't say (bearing in mind, again, that many lobsters require a mention, and if they're not mentioning any then either they're not using such libraries or they're in breach), then I'm afraid you're out of luck. There is no stack in the network that will welcome and answer such questions. You'll mostly get a hostile response.
    – Dan Bron
    Apr 8 '17 at 11:09
  • Yes , I also think that no stack would entertain such a question. Thanks for the response..
    – 6994
    Apr 8 '17 at 11:14

Currently, we do not have any sites in the SE universe which would take this question.

This question will be very broad, and highly dependent on guess-work. So, it is also not a great example of a StackExchange-style post.

I only need that what frameworks/libraries might have been used to built that app

Due to the rise in the number of frameworks and libraries these days, there can be multiple guesses(/answers) for such a question. And, on top of that, this question can never have an accepted answer, cause all the answers would be pure guesswork, unless and until the author of the app answers it.


On Reverse Engineering, you can ask about how to examine the contents of an .ipa archive. That said, your question has to ask about the technique; you will be doing the analysis yourself.

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