New app update: four errors in plist

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Thu Nov 14 16:05:30 EST 2019

ITMS-90339: from iOS 12(or 13?) an app automatically does NOT exit on
suspend. You need this key for legacy OS versions. You will not be rejected
for this(yet).
ITMS-90078: will also not get you rejected. This is caused by some library
binding issue that Mark explained a while back.
ITMS-90191: Also a warning. This is for Beta testing. You can enable the
beta entitlement when generating a provisioning profile.
ITMS-90683: This is the one that will get you rejected. For example if you
use location services you will have to hack the IDE to change the text of
the location request text. This can be a pain because you have to do it
every time the IDE is started. What I do:
1) In the message box ==> "put the script of "revSaveAsIosStandalone" into
url ("File://somePath/someFilename")
2) Edit the text file(See QCC 22150)

After that every time you want to submit to the app store do this in the
message box ==> set the script of "revSaveAsIosStandalone" to url

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of William de Smet via use-livecode
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:00 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Cc: William de Smet
Subject: New app update: four errors in plist

Hi there,

Today I uploaded an update for one of my apps to the App Store.
Now I have four errors coming back from Apple.
Still need to edit the info.plist but it'd easy to make a mistake with this.
When will this be fixed?

Got this notification back:
ITMS-90339: Deprecated Info.plist Key - The Info.plist contains a key
'UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend' in bundle shutthebox [] that
will soon be unsupported. Remove the key, rebuild your app and resubmit.

ITMS-90078: Missing Push Notification Entitlement - Your app appears to
register with the Apple Push Notification service, but the app signature's
entitlements do not include the "aps-environment" entitlement. If your app
uses the Apple Push Notification service, make sure your App ID is enabled
for Push Notification in the Provisioning Portal, and resubmit after signing
your app with a Distribution provisioning profile that includes the
"aps-environment" entitlement. Xcode does not automatically copy the
aps-environment entitlement from provisioning profiles at build time. This
behavior is intentional. To use this entitlement, either enable Push
Notifications in the project editor's Capabilities pane, or manually add the
entitlement to your entitlements file. For more information, see

ITMS-90191: Missing beta entitlement - Your app does not include the
beta-reports-active entitlement. If you intend to distribute this build via
TestFlight for beta testing, please re-build this app with an App Store
Distribution provisioning profile. Do not use ad-hoc profiles.

ITMS-90683: Missing Purpose String in Info.plist - Your app's code
references one or more APIs that access sensitive user data. The app's
Info.plist file should contain a NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription key with a
user-facing purpose string explaining clearly and completely why your app
needs the data. Starting Spring 2019, all apps submitted to the App Store
that access user data are required to include a purpose string. If you're
using external libraries or SDKs, they may reference APIs that require a
purpose string. While your app might not use these APIs, a purpose string is
still required. You can contact the developer of the library or SDK and
request they release a version of their code that doesn't contain the APIs.
Learn more (


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