Mac & Buzz: Plus – Installing Buzztouch Apps on iDevice (iOS)

Buzztouch apps can be installed on iOS and Android devices.

Because of screen limitations you’ll probably need to create separate apps for each platforms or you’ll encounter a few problems.

A few screens are not cross-platform

Some data/images/screen will not translate properly.

A few choose to resolve this constraint by not using certain screens, others build separate apps.

Installing Your App On An iDevice (ipad, iphone, ipod):

Download the app’s “Source Code” from Buzztouch.

Compile the App in Xcode. To install Xcode 4, you must have an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later, Snow Leopard

Using Xcode you can test the App on the simulator and on your device that’s connected to the Mac.

Getting the App installed on your Device:

Now you have three Five Options:

Update: Unthethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 available for download

a. Publish thru itunes store, or

b. Jailbreak your iPhone, (See Cydia)

c. Register (Free) as an Apple Developer and you can install apps on iOS-based devices (up to 100/yr) by becoming a member of the iOS Developer Program ($99/yr) and create an iPhone Ad Hoc Distribution Team (Build).

d. TestFlight https://testflightapp.com/ Here’s a TechCrunch review of TestFlight. (I don’t have any experience with TestFlight, so please post if you used their services, good or bad. /Fred)

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Post found on Buzztouch Forum:

Are you using the latest version of the iOS SDK? If not, you should be. There are ways to build the project without errors using the older SDK but it’s a bit tricky. Have a look at the build settings and the app architecture settings. If you’re using the latest SDK, the Architectures box in the build setting should have Standard (armv7) showing. The Base SDK should have Latest iOS (iOS 5.0) showing. If you have something else you’ll need to update your version of the iOS SDK.

e. sinfuliphone.com Post on web: “hello everyone if any of you haven’t got a mac and would like a basic iphone app then head over to buzztouch and create an app and i will compile it on xcode for you and then you can release to cydia or any repo you choose or simply keep on your own device for a unique app.”
(I haven’t tried this offer, if you have let me know your experience. /Fred)

Another possibility:
virtualbox/ vmware and that will let you run mac os on your computer.

http:// www.osx86install.com/ Like most things iOS, I haven’t tried this so please post on your experience. Found this link via post on Buzztouch.

Some additional info:

Signing your Certificate

HELP: Code Sign Errors: profile doesn’t match any valid certificate/private key pair in the default keychain

Additional Miscellaneous info:

Regarding Jailbreaking:
In 2010, the EFF overthrew Apple’s claim that jailbreaking is in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and declared that iOS jailbreaking is legal in the United States. Over 50% of iphones in China are Jailbroken.

The decision ‘which applies to all mobile smart phones and not the iPad, does not require Apple or other handset makers to allow jailbreaking. Instead, it makes it lawful to circumvent controls designed to block jailbreaking.’

(Aside by Fred: “I don’t know why people believe it’s not allowed. I doubt Steve Jobs followed silly rules just because someone said those were the rules.”)

Jailbreaking is legal and there’s many valid reasons to do so.

Over 1 million T-Mobile (USA) customers, plus 10 million Chinese, plus many millions more have done so.

Obtaining you iDevice Unique Device ID (UDID).

Using The App Store logo.

How do you get a copy of your own released app on your own device?

Installing Android on your iPhone.

Biggest reason not to learn about Jailbreaking your iDevice.

iOS Developer program membership is $99/year if you wish to distribute in the itunes store you must be a member.

You could offer iOS apps to jailbroken phones. But only 2 million T-Mobile & 10 million Chinese plus an odd assortment of other users have jailbroken iPhones. You don’t need to be a program member. Probably too small a market for you. So don’t waste your time learning about jailbreaking.

Reason # 2 Save money
Fred

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