Publish an iOS application in the AppStore

The next step after creating your application, is to publish an iOS application in the AppStore. This is a “quick” guide to publish iOS applications, if we want to make them public to the world. The process could be long for the first time.

The main steps involved in this process are:

  1. Create an Apple ID
  2. Join the Apple’s Developer program
  3. Create and build your application in Xcode
  4. Create an archive of your signed application
  5. Register your application in App Store Connect
  6. Upload or export your application
  7. Submit your application for Review
  8. Your application will be verified and published in the App Store.

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How to change the Laravel public folder path

In this post will show how to change the Laravel public folder path (the default path to publish public content, including the index). Actually there is no configuration value to change this, but you can change some special files to change it to another location, and your application will continue working as expected.

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Creating a Google API Key (Google Maps)

Every time you need a Google API key for different Google APIs. You need to create a new one for each different project. Follow these steps to get an API key.

Go to the Google Cloud Platform Dashboard.

Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/dashboard to view your current applications registered in Google. If you have never created a project before, create a new project. For a new project, you need a Project Name (Example: MyApplication), and optionally, an organization. Google will give you a permanent application id associated to this project (Ex: myapplication-3563453).

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Install Cocoa Pods for XCode projects

In this post I will show how to Install Cocoa Pods for Xcode projects. Cocoa Pods is a dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C Cocoa projects.

Installation

When you install XCode, you also get the gem (RubyGems, the Ruby package manager). This command allows you to install Cocoa Pods for Xcode, without any extra configuration. Execute the following command

sudo gem install cocoapods

After fetching a list of dependency packages, you can use cocoa pods calling the command pod. However, each command must be executed in the root folder of your Xcode project:

  • pod init: To create an empty initial PodFile in your Xcode project folder.
  • pod install: To install packages defined in the PodFile

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