iOS First App

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Thu Jun 20 21:23:23 EDT 2019

Hey Marty...

1) You can run up to 100 "test" devices without having to publish to the
store. You will have to rebuild it once a year when your development
certificate is renewed.
2) I gave to 50,000 foot overview of what you need to do to get an app up
and running(iOS and Android) at this year's conference along with handlers
to do the icons and splash screens. You can ask support on how to get this.
The basic concept still stands.
 Create/download/install a development iOS certificate to your Mac.  Create
an app ID. This allows you to create a provisioning profile that Xcode
downloads for use by LiveCode.
3) If you have a URL to the file then it's child's play <put url("some url
pointing to a file") into myVar>
4) Putting text into an email is easy(mobileComposeMail).

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Marty Knapp via use-livecode
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:38 PM
To: Use Livecode
Cc: Marty Knapp
Subject: iOS First App

I'm thinking of diving into my first iOS app. I'd like to adapt my existing
desktop LC-based customer database so I can take care of customers when I'm
out and about. The iOS app would just be for me and NOT be distributed. The
actual data is in a text file and resides in Dropbox. I do have an Apple
Developer account.

Can anyone tell me:

1) Can I build an app just for myself and have it *perpetually* on my
iPhone? Any caveats?

2) Is there a good tutorial somewhere to help me get started on this? Looks
like the lessons on the Livecode site are kind of old - still relevant?

As far as capabilities, it just needs:
1) to be able to read the text file in Dropbox
2) to be able to copy text (to paste into an email)

It will most likely just be used in the portrait orientation, so all-in-all
a very simple app.


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