As a consultant, I’ve had this situation come up many times, and it’s very frustrating because Apple doesn’t allow an Apple ID to belong to more than one iTunes Connect account. The scenario is that you have a client or friend that you would like to be an internal tester in your organization’s iTunes Connect account, or, perhaps it’s the corollary situation in which you have a client who has their own iTunes Connect account and you need access to their account as a tester or admin or developer. I’ve had this situation come up both ways, and here is how I’ve dealt with it. The main requirement is that your prospective tester has a Gmail account. I’m not sure if this trick[…]

Recently when uploading an update of my app to App Store via iTunes Connect, and I was faced with a bit of a dilemma. iTunes Connect needed screenshots from a wider variety of devices than I was originally expecting, and more devices than I possessed.  The directions referenced this article, which actually is super helpful as a reference for what dimensions of screenshots you will need to upload. Unfortunately, the only physical devices that I have are an iPhone 5c and an iPhone 6 Plus, leaving out the currently-most-important device, the iPhone 6. So I began musing about this… “Could I use the Simulator?” I thought. I thought that if I needed to take a screenshot in the Simulator, using[…]

I discovered this one accidentally since I really did want to open three projects at the same time after opening Xcode. It turns out that the “Open Project…” dialog in Xcode supports multi-select! So you can Shift-Down/Up to select more than one project, hit Return and all three projects will be opened simultaneously! I pretty much stumbled on this one when I did an “I wonder if this works” kind of thing at that dialog, and sure enough, it opened all three. Score!!!    

Good tip from iOS Developer Tips for using the “Related Files” button in the upper left corner of your code window (right next to the Back/Forward navigation buttons): Xcode 4 : Related Files List With Xcode 4 you can quickly access an assortment of files related to your project through the Related Files option in the Jump Bar.  

Nice rundown on Xcode 4 Code Snippets: Xcode 4 Code Snippets – Speed of Light Xcode 4 Code Snippets   ? Perhaps my favourite feature of Xcode 4 is the Code Snippets feature. It allows you to use common bits quickly in your code, instead of requiring you retype them over and over again.

For the longest time, to perform a search in Xcode I would take a standard, yet uninformed, approach by selecting a desired region in my code, copy it to the clipboard with Command-C and then perform a Command-Shift-F to find all instances of the search in my project. Cool. Then after a while I actually looked at the bottom of the Edit –> Find menu. At the end of the list there is an item entitled “Use Selection for Find” and its shortcut is Command-E. The beauty of this command is that it puts the search term in a separate location preserving the contents of your clipboard. This is particularly nice since now I can have text in my clipboard and[…]

It was time to clean house a bit, so I wanted to remove all the currently installed applications in the iPhone Simulator. Turns out there’s a very simple way to do it… 1. With the iPhone Simulator running, click on the iOS Simulator application menu. 2. Click “Reset Contents and Settings…”. – A confirmation dialog will appear warning that “all installed applications, content, and settings will be moved to the trash.” 3. Click “Reset.” All the applications will be removed and you can proceed with a clean slate.