iOS First App

Marty Knapp martyknappster at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 11:05:41 EDT 2019


Thanks Ralph.

Marty


> On Jun 20, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> 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 evergreeninfo.net
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] 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.
> 
> Marty
> 
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