Seeking OSX Code signing consultant...

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at me.com
Thu Dec 13 17:03:46 EST 2018


I, myself am right now trying to figure out Apple’s system so I can publish my (not-mobile, not-App Store) program which is distributed from my website, and not have the user see dire warnings.

I’m in the Dev program, have the certificate, but am still having the issue. So I am very interested in being educated about this whole world.

Peter Bogdanoff
ArtsInteractiveInc.com


> On Dec 13, 2018, at 1:19 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> On 12/12/18 1:20 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
>> Either there are not enough people willing to pay for 3rd party developer services for 3rd party developers to make a living at it OR the market of people wanting LC related developer expertise is larger than the available number of "experts".
>> Also, if you are making a commercial application in LiveCode for Windows, OSX, and probably Linux too, you pretty much have to code sign the app or your sales will suffer (if you get any at all). For Android and iOS code signing is required.
> 
> I don't know about others, but I haven't built an iOS app for some years now. I did learn how to do it a long time ago, but a lot has changed since then so I'm no longer qualified to call myself an expert. The reason I haven't built for iOS lately is because of Apple's many restrictions which disqualify my clients' apps, so we release for Android instead where there is more flexibility to make apps that do what we need. (One example: Apple's unfathomable restriction on reading an NFC tag ID. We'd have an iOS app if it weren't for that.)
> 
> Codesigning for Android is dead simple, and once you've created a signing key on your own hard drive you can continue to use it indefinitely. There are one-click tools for codesigning on Windows and OS X, which helps, but even OS X requires the certificate juggling game, and Windows requires a lengthy process (and some cost) to get developer verification. But in any case, if the problem is with your certificates, there's not much anyone else can do; as the developer you need to know how to create and manage those yourself, or allow someone else to access your account and do it.
> 
> While it isn't strictly LC-related, a lesson on how to deal with Apple certificates wouldn't hurt. Apple is the only company that requires those.
> 
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> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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