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Introducing macOS Notarization Automation Book

Notarization is a fully automated process, unlike going through the App Store which involves manual human review. At least it’s automated in Apple’s side. However it could consume a non-negligible amount of brain bandwidth in your side. How about automating it?

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How to Setup Xcode 13 Server for macOS Development

Continuous testing is paramount to ship serous software. Yet continuously running tests is a pensive productivity plight. Is it possible to automate testing? Yes you can.

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What’s New with Xcode 13 Notarization

Xcode 13 brought a new notarization tool. What is it and how much better compared to the old one?

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How to Parse Notarization Tool Output

“I want a REST API for notarization since it’s impossible to parse text coming from the notarization tool reliably.” What if I say that the command line API is the best method for integration with build pipelines? Read on to find out more.

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How to Automate macOS Application Notarization

Notarization may take just a few clicks in Xcode, but this takes time and a security risk. You include notarization as part of your continuous delivery pipeline. Here’s how.

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What can be Notarized for Developer ID Distribution?

Distributing binaries for macOS outside the App Store requires registering it with Apple beforehand—notarizing it. But do you know what can be submitted for notarization?

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How to Run Legacy Command Line Apps on Apple Silicon

Being in the “bleeding edge” has its drawbacks in addition to benefits. Blazing a fresh trail means it’s more rough and plenty of unknowns. Similarly in open source software, support for the ARM architecture is slim and even slimmer on the Mac. But there is a way to run “legacy” Intel-only command line apps on […]

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Back to the Mac: How to Notarize Disk Images for Distribution Outside the Mac App Store

Distributing macOS apps as ZIP archives has been quaint since Sierra. Today’s macOS packaging requirements mandates notarization, otherwise it would say that your app is suspicious. This often means distributing apps within disk images since this container format can be signed, notarized, and stapled.

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How to Pass App Store Review: Guideline 4.3 Spam

Publishing similar apps is considered spamming. Yet there are valid reasons to develop multiple apps from the same code base. Here is what you need to know to avoid being labeled as spammer by app reviewers.

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Look-Alike Apps are Considered Spam by App Review

Some developers’ app updates were rejected from the App Store because their apps look similar. Worse, some others were marked as spammer due to publishing apps that looks like another developer’s app. How can you avoid this?

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How to Combine Apps into a Single Container App

It would be a big blow when Apple rejects your suite of apps, call it “spam” and tell you to move into a container app. If this is happening to you, then this article would be a solution to your predicament.

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How to Compile OpenSSL 1.1.1 for Apple Silicon

The long-rumored ARM Mac is on the horizon. With this comes the big work of porting and re-compiling current applications. But many Mac App Store apps are dependent on OpenSSL, which doesn’t yet support ARM on the Mac. Here is how you can continue to test your mac app while waiting for official OpenSSL support […]

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How to Publish White-Label Apps in the App Store

Being a white-label app vendor in Apple’s store is not easy. App Review could label you as a spammer because of a number of similarly-looking template apps and jeopardize your entire developer account.

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How to Unit Test Network Code in Swift

Testing network I/O code without accessing the backend is not easy. Here is how you can mock the backend by injecting code into the URL Loading System

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