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RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials

By : Abhishek Nalwaya, Akshat Paul
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RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials

By: Abhishek Nalwaya, Akshat Paul

Overview of this book

RubyMotion is a revolutionary toolchain for iOS app development. With RubyMotion, you can quickly develop and test native iOS apps for the iPhone and iPad, combining the expressiveness and simplicity of Ruby with the power of the iOS SDK. "RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials" is a hands-on guide for developing iOS apps using RubyMotion. With RubyMotion, you can eliminate the complexity and confusion associated with the development of iOS applications using Objective-C. We'll begin from scratch. Starting by installing RubyMotion, we'll build ourselves up to developing an app that uses the various device capabilities iOS has to offer. What's more, we'll even learn how to launch your app on the App Store! We'll also learn to use iOS SDK classes to create application views. Discover how to use the camera, geolocation, gestures, and other device capabilities to create engaging, interactive apps. We'll develop stunning user interfaces faster with the XCode interface builder and make web apps by using WebView. We'll then augment applications with RubyMotion gems, doing more by writing less code and learn how to write test cases for RubyMotion projects. Finally, we'll understand the app submission process to push your app to Apple's App Store With "RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials", we will learn how to create iOS apps with ease. At the end of each chapter we will have a tangible and running app, which utilizes the concepts we have learnt in that chapter.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Creating bundles for submission

The rake archive command generates a .ipa archive. This package is used for submitting our application to the App Store. The archive package can also be used for ad-hoc distribution to test the application on distributed devices.

Once we run the rake archive command, we will get the binary along with their appropriate distribution certificates. This is then uploaded on iTunes Connect with a special Apple utility named Application Loader.

With the Xcode installation, we automatically get the Application Loaded utility that we can access from our application's folder or access by simply making a spotlight search:

Choose the Deliver Your App option; this will indicate the name of the application iTunes Connect is waiting to upload. Choose your .ipa package from ./build/iPhoneOs_sdk_verson/Release/your_application.ipa. Once this is done, you will see that the status of iTunes Connect has changed to Received Binary.

Great! Finally, we have submitted our application...