In this chapter, we will focus on how to deploy our app to the Apple App Store. There are several important steps we will want to follow, so pay close attention to all the details presented here.
Whether you need to work with Signing Certificates to build a release target of our app, generate app icons and splash screens, or work within XCode to archive our app for upload to the App Store, we will cover all these topics in this chapter.
TJ VanToll, a NativeScript expert and developer advocate for Progress, wrote an excellent article detailing deployment steps titled 8 Steps to Publish Your NativeScript App to the App Stores (https://www.nativescript.org/blog/steps-to-publish-your-nativescript-app-to-the-app-stores). We will take excerpts from that article and expand on sections wherever possible here in this chapter and the next chapter.
There's no point in lying to you—releasing an iOS app to the iOS App Store is one of the most painful processes...