iOS | Exporting your simulator build for Waldo

A step by step guide to exporting your build for Waldo.

Exporting an iOS simulator build from Xcode

Before you can upload an iOS simulator buildbuild - A build is a specific instance of an application created at a specific point in time. A build can be an IPA (iOS), a (zipped) “.app” bundle (iOS), or an APK (Android). Ideally, a build should be uniquely identified by version number (and build number on iOS), but Waldo does not require it. to Waldo, you must first export the ‘.app’ file from Xcode. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Launch Xcode and open the project or workspace for your applicationapplication - An application (sometimes abbreviated to app) is the primary entity in Waldo. It corresponds to a mobile app on either iOS or Android. Typically, an app in Waldo is distributed on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android), or is intended to be so distributed. (Enterprise distribution is not supported.) An application in Waldo is specific to a single OS platform. Therefore, a mobile app that supports both iOS and Android requires two distinct applications in Waldo..

  2. Choose an appropriate scheme, as well as a simulator, from the drop-down menu on the toolbar. It doesn’t matter which simulator you choose, any simulator will do.

  1. Choose Product > Build to build your application.
  1. When the build is complete, go to the project navigator and click the disclosure triangle for the Products folder to expand it and reveal available products.
  1. Control-click the ‘.app’ file for your application, then choose Show in Finder from the popup menu.
  1. A folder containing your ‘.app’ file appears in Finder.
    You can upload this .app file on Waldo!

Troubleshooting

If you encounter trouble while uploading a new build of your application to Waldo, you can refer to the following: