I renewed my IOS Developer account over the weekend and this morning I just got confirmation from apple regarding activation.
//I just remembered, I have to update my legal name…
Now I have to figure out how to deploy an app to my device (again). I remember this being a pain the last time I tried to do it plus I have since forgotten how. The process isn’t something that comes out of a quick google either. So, this is for my future self.
4:38 Treading through apple documentation, still not sure what to do… Went to the Organizer and clicked on “Use for Development”
4.44 Found the walkthrough here here
But I’m feeling a bit lazy about reading documentation. Just logged into the developer portal https://developer.apple.com/ios/manage/overview/index.action and there seems to be a development provisioning assistant.
4:57 // found this app called Skitch to do that screen shot, pretty nifty and intuitive
Through the setup there seems to be an XCODE: iOS Wildcard AppID which I found more information on here Basically it says that provisioning a device generates a wildcard app id for you and since I’m only deploying my app for testing purposes, I can just use this one. Otherwise, the assistant seems to have a mechanism to create a new App ID as well.
Next step was choosing a development certificate, which you couldn’t really do anything about so I’ll skip the screen shot.
5:08 stuck on this screen, not sure whether this provisioning profile description is for just this app? Or for everything… :S Bah.
5:08 everything seems to be okay so far…
5:13 I seem to now have 2 profiles installed on my device. I’m guessing that first step that I did at 4:38 actually did the same thing but with the wild card profile? Bah. Okay now what.
5:18 Instead of Team Leader, I’m seeing my name but I do see the public and private keys installed.
5:19 Here goes nothing…
AND IT WORKS! I’ll try deploying on my iPad with just the Organizer route but I guess the easiest way would be to use the deployment assistant.
//on the aside, since I have yet to find a proper blogging tool for OSX, I’m trying out blogging and word –> opening on windows machine and publishing with Windows Live Writer… I know, tedious… but if this works, it saves a lot of time with the images-in-the-blog-post publishing.