How to test development on the iPhone

Working on multiple iPhone application projects and shortly looking at the iPad forxcode other development opportunities, I found an excellent step by step guide on creating a development provisioning profile on by Kuix, that I thought I should share.

As simple as it may, I thought i’d contribute and write a tutorial on how to get your development application onto your testing device. Due to the exponential speed and memory differences between your development computer and an actual mobile device, it is very important for you to test your application on a mobile device.

Step 1: Certify
This is the hardest step, so please follow the steps closely.
Open Keychain Access application, inside your Application->Utilities folder. Click on Keychain Access->Certificate Assistant->Request a certificate from a certificate Authority… Enter your email, your name, and for CA Email i used my email again(the last one don’t really matter, for these purposes, but it’s required). Choose Saved to disk and click continue. It will then, by default save to your desktop.

Open up Apple Developer Connection inside your browser and login. Go to the Program Portal section and click on Certificates. Choose add certificate. The page will basically tell you to do what i just told u. scroll all the way to the bottom, where you will upload and submit that new certificate, from your desktop. Now your certificate needs to be approved by you/administrator. Simply click on approve, where your certificate is pending. Now, you will have the option of downloading your approved certificate. Download that, and the WWDR intermediate certificate, linked below your certificate. double click on both downloaded certificates to install them into your Keychain. Use login, instead of System, for both.

Once that is done, move on.

Step 2: Device
Now click on Devices. Here you will get your mobile device recognized as a development device. You can develop your app on either an iPhone or an iPod Touch. Open xCode, and go to Window->Organizer Here you will see the device that is currently connected to your computer. notice the long ass identifier key for Identifier:. now inside your program portal, click on Add Devices. you will make up a device name and then copy past that identifier value, you stole from the xCode organizer. Submit.

Step 3: App IDs
Next step: click on the link App IDs from the left hand side, then New App Id. The Description is for your sake, so you know what the ID is for. Choose Generate New, and for Bundle Identifier, it’s like writing an URL backwards.
com.yourCompanyName.AppName then submit that.

Step 4: Provisioning Profile
Almost done! Go to Provisioning page, then New Profile.Choose a memorable profile name. check the box for your approved certificate. Choose your App ID, created from step 3. check the box for your development device. Submit. Now you can download your provisioning profile. Go back to your xCode organizer and add your provisioning profile into the Provision section, under Devices.

Step 5: Load it!
In your app, go to Resources->appName-info.plist Where it says Bundle identifier, change the value to what you entered for your app ID:com.yourCompanyName.AppName.

On the top left hand corner, in the drop down menu, choose Device – 3.0 (if you’re running 3.0 firmware). Build and Go.
If you’ve done everythign correctly, it will build successfully, and your app will be now on your mobile device!

I know it’s a lot of writing, but every step is pertinent. Good luck, guys=)


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