Creating an iPhone Distribution Build


• A distribution provisioning profile will need to be installed prior to creating a build.
• To follow these steps, you must have the All-in-One layout set in the General tab of the Xcode Preferences.

Step #1 Create Distribution Configuration

• Select the Project Name in Xcode (see below)

• Right click and choose Get Info dialog (or enter Command I)
• Select Configuration tab
• Click on Release in the list of configurations and select Duplicate from the options along the bottom
• Name the new configuration Distribution
• Close the window

Step #2 Set Target Information

• Select the Target (see below)

• Right click and choose Get Info dialog
• Select Build tab
• Choose Distribution from Configuration drop-down
• In the Architectures section in the list of settings, choose a Base SDK (e.g. Device – iPhone OS 2.2.1)
• From the Code Signing Section, under Code Signing Identity,
choose the appropriate profile (e.g. Ad Hoc or Distribution Profile)
• Select Properties tab
• Set Executable name (e.g. theAstrologerFree)
There is a default value here: ${EXECUTABLE_NAME} which will also work for most projects
• Set Identifier to com.domain.application-name (e.g. com.3SixtySoftware.theAstrologerFree)
There is a default value here: com.yourcompany.${PRODUCT_NAME:identifier} which you may work for
your project. If you run into errors or conflicts with other applications try replacing
${PRODUCT_NAME:identifier} with a unique string that represents your application name
• Set Icon File to Icon.png
• Make sure you have an icon that is 57×57 pixels, with the name Icon.png in the project
• Set Version # (e.g. 1.1)
• Close the window

Step #3 Set Active Configuration

• Select the Debug workspace button (see below)

• From the drop-down (upper left) choose:
• Choose the Device Setting you plan to target under Active SDK (e.g. Device – iPhone OS 2.2.1)
• Choose Distribution as the Active Configuration
• Select the Project workspace button (the button to the left of Debug)
If creating an Ad Hoc Distribution:
• Create new file (Command N), select Code Signing, choose Entitlements, click Next
• Name the file Entitlements.plist
• Uncheck the get-task-allow button
• Save file
• Make sure the file is at the root of project hierarchy (e.g. drag the file just below the Project name)
• Select the Target
• Right click and choose Get Info dialog
• Select Build tab
• Fill in the Code Signing Entitlements with Entitlements.plist

Step #4 Verify Target Settings

• Select the Target
• Right click and choose Get Info dialog
• Select Properties tab
• Note the Executable name (e.g. theAstrologerFree)
• Select Build tab
• Scroll down to Packaging
• Verify (or input) the Product Name to match the Executable name from above
• Close the window

Step #5 Verify Info.plist

• Click on Info.plist in the Resources folder
• Check the following:
• Bundle Display Name – this is the text that will appear on the iPhone Home screen under the icon
• Executable name – this should match what youʼve entered in the Properties settings
• Icon must be set to Icon.png
• Bundle Identifier – for example com.3SixtySoftware.theAstrologerFree
• Bundle version – for example 1.1

Step #6 Clean and Build

• From the Build menu choose Clean All Targets
• From the Build menu choose Build (Command B)

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