gumbypp's iPhone resource page
The iPhone is revolutionary. A "game-changer". The killer-app. Whatever.
All I know is that it's a fun (and complex) platform to work with.
No developer will get by without using the iPhone official developer site and device portal.
Depending on when you read this, not long ago or a long time ago I taught a simple iPhone for Dummies class to some friends using this presentation.
Here's some useful links for developers:
First, you need to send me your device ID, a 40 character hex string that looks like "49ef653f59f8e107f1c9bd6beebdd1eaab166416". You can get it from iTunes by clicking on the "Serial Number" label in the device's "Summary" tab. Then copy it using CMD-C (or CTRL-C on Windows - I haven't verified this part). After I update the provisioning file, continue with the installation instructions below.
- Start iTunes
- Download this provisioning file (or the one that I sent you via email) and drag it into iTunes' Library/Applications.
- Download one of the above apps (app_name.ipa or app_name.zip) or the one that I sent you
- For ZIP files:
- On Macs: Double-click on the file to unzip it - this will generate something called app_name.app. This is actually a folder containing multiple files, but looks like a single file.
- On Windows: Double-click on the file to open it in Winzip or Windows Explorer's compressed folder view. Extract all of the contents (preserving folder names - in Winzip, this option is called Use Folder Names) to your desktop or other location. This will generate a folder called app_name.app and a folder called __MACOSX. You can delete __MACOSX.
- Drag the app_name.app file/folder into iTunes' Library/Applications.
- For IPA files:
- Drag the app_name.ipa file into iTunes' Library/Applications.
- Sync with the device (right-click on the device's name in iTunes' explorer pane)
- If the app doesn't appear on your device, you may need to enable it in your device's application list. Click on your device's name in iTunes' explorer pane, select the "Applications" tab and make sure that there is a check by the application's name if you are only syncing selected applications. If it wasn't, check it then try again.
If you get an error message, you may need to uninstall a previous version (by pressing the app's icon on the iPhone for a few seconds until everything starts to wiggle and you see an [X] on the icon. Press the [X] to uninstall the app, then try again).
- If that doesn't work or you're not upgrading, you may need to reboot the iPhone - hold down the power button (on the top) for 5 seconds until you see the "slide to power off" message. Power on the device and try again.
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