Why does the following code return no objects in the array.
NSString *path = [[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@"stations" ofType:@"plist"];
NSMutableArray* anns = [[NSMutableArray alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:path];
Here is a screen shot from within Xcode at the pList editor.
The problem stems from creating the pList directly in Xcode.
Here we can see a text view of the two versions of the file, subtle but critical difference.
So when we try and initialise the NSMutableArray with the contents of the file it is only finding dictionary entries, therefore fails and we end up with an empty array.
So a word to the wise, when you are creating pList files directly via xCode, make sure they are set up correctly.