Tutorial :iPhone Xcode Project Organization Question



Question:

  • I built a simple iPhone application for a customer
  • This will be distributed via iTunes using Ad Hoc Provisioning profile
  • I need to build two different executables
  • 1) a test application and an 2) official application
  • the only differences between the two applications are: . the Default.png startup screen . some image icons in the application . the application icon

how can I organize my xcode project so I can use a single project for the two applications ? - do I need to create multiple targets ? - can I use the same Application name and Provisioning profiles for the two application or I need different ones ? - is it simpler to add a shell script at building start and just personalize the application graphics depending on a SWITCH VARIABLE defined in the project ?

thank you for your help


Solution:1

You can use the same provisioning profile if you set it up as a "wildcard" profile. Do that by setting the application identifier to something along the lines of "com.companyname.*" (the * is the important part).

As for the image switching, you could do that with two targets, and each target having a specific shell script at the beginning of the build process which chooses which image to use.

Hope this helps.


Solution:2

yes, you should create multiple tatgets. That is the easiest way to include different Default.png files.

You sign both versions using a wildcard provisioning profile. Take a look at the Apple provisioning docs.


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