Chapter 1. Getting Started with iOS App Development

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Joining the iOS Developer Program
  • Accessing the iOS Provisioning Portal
  • Generating a Certificate Signing Request using Windows
  • Generating a Certificate Signing Request using Mac OS X
  • Obtaining your development certificate
  • Creating a P12 certificate using Windows
  • Creating a P12 certificate using Mac OS X
  • Registering a device
  • Creating an App ID
  • Creating a development provisioning profile
  • Installing a provisioning profile on your device

Introduction

When writing iOS applications, the creation and management of certain files is necessary in order to test on a real device. The exact files required depends on whether you are currently developing or preparing for distribution. We ...

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