Aug 27

Add this url to your whitelist:
and it will work.
No other url required.


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Aug 27

August: 27, 2010: I deactivated my facebook account today and life is soooooo much better. Facebook makes money off of me wasting my time and in return it gave me very little value.




Update August 31, 2010: Life is soo much better!!!!

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Aug 27


UISegmentedControl.pngTrying to get a UISegmentedControl tint to show up on iPad… was not working then I looked at the build logs:

Tint color is only supported with bar style segmented controls.

Bezeled style segmented controls are not available on iPhone OS versions prior to 4.0

iPad currently runs OS 3.2



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Jun 21

I’m just wondering if anyone else has see them. My Auto-Lock can’t be selected, and the only option for the passcode lock time is Immediately.

I installed iOS 4 (GM) from WWDC did a clean install and checked the pass-code option, it was fine. Then, when I installed just my apps and content it locked me out again. I didn’t install from backup.

I’m wondering if it has something to do with my profiles… Although I did check some other people’s iPhones at WWDC and did not have this problem.




Update: Turns out Google’s Exchange policy is to blame -

“Exchange servers can require that devices have specific auto-lock settings. iPhone honors those settings. If a particular Exchange server requires that you have auto-lock set to 1 minute, then your auto-lock will be set to 1 minute, and you cannot change it as long as your iPhone uses that Exchange account.”

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Jun 15

This is not exactly that accurate. It’s true, I was  surprised to see a Microsoft Bing demo…. and I hate Microsoft more than the next guy, but, I just felt so bad for this little girl on stage trying to get this demo to work with a room of 5000 Apple folks all thinking the same thing… ‘well, that’s par for the MS course’. I mean lets be honest, what true Apple fanboy does not want to see MS fail but when that demo finally worked after like the 10th time we all applauded because we were so relieved that her.


I think the feeling in the room after the demo was more: Microsoft is still making crap even when you give them a great platform and I hope that girl does not kill herself.


Matt Drance on WWDC10: “

Spot-on analysis from Matt Drance:

One can’t help but appreciate the irony here. The initial friendship between Apple and Google was surely inspired in part by a common rival in Microsoft. Now the tables have turned, with Apple and Microsoft sharing the stage against Google. The reversal is so severe that a busted Bing demo in a later session drew heavy applause upon finally working. A WWDC audience would not have been so kind to Microsoft in earlier years.


(Via Daring Fireball.)

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May 21

So debugging why an Ad Hoc build is not working on your client’s device is not easy. As you already know there are ton of files that need to be just right for the process to be successful. On top of that if you are passing the Ad Hoc .app files back and forth using something like DropBox there other errors you can see like: The application “myApp” was not installed on the ipod “device name” because its resources have been modified.

I’m not going to go into everything here, I’m just going to tell you the steps I took, show you my settings and point you to some resources.

Check the obvious

You must be able to build your app to your device first.

Go to the  iPhone Provisioning Portal > Provisioning > Distribution Tab and make sure that all your UDID for your devices are in that Provisioning Profile. Download and install that .mobileprovision file by double clicking on it. . You will also give this .mobileprovision to your Ad Hoc testers.

Get the Ad Hoc Xcode Target Build Setting right

In Xcode double click on your target and check it against these screenshots. Since this is an AD Hoc build you want to make sure you select iPhone Distribution . You also want to make sure you have setup your Signing Entitlements properly ( Check the first link in the resources ) only for the Ad Hoc Configuration.

Target Info

Important: If you set the Entitlements entry for Ad Hoc configuration make sure it is unset for Debug and/or Release configurations. Otherwise you will see:

Error launching remote program: failed to get the task for process

After some trial and error I found using the Automatic Profile Selector (Recommended) -> iPhone Distribution under the Code Signing -> Code Signing Identity worked the best.

Code Signing

Testing your Ad Hoc Build

Building Xcode

If you are doing an Ad Hoc build don’t bother doing a ‘Build & Run’ from Xcode. Ad Hoc builds are meant to be sent to a tester so what you want to do is a ‘Build’ and go to you build dir inside of your Xcode project, take the .app file from inside the ‘Ad Hoc-iphoneos’ folder and follow the instruction from the link below: Apple - iPhone Development Guide - Publishing Applications for Testing – Instructions for Application Testers.


What to give to your client

Apple - iPhone Development Guide - Publishing Applications for Testing – Instructions for Application Testers:

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May 21

I was doing an iPhone Ad Hoc build for a client and we came up against this error. Client and I are using DropBox to send the Ad Hoc .app builds back and forth. Randomly we would see this error:

The application "myApp" was not installed on the ipod "device name" because its resources have been modified

Turns out that DropBox touches the files inside of the .app in some way. The fix is to zip or Archive your .app and then put it up on DropBox.



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May 13

Browse over to
and to see our iPhone wayfinding applications

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May 09

find . -name .svn -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf

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Apr 12

The full error message was:

2010-04-11 20:17:53.607 myAppName[10228:207] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInternalInconsistencyException’, reason: ‘-[UITableViewController loadView] loaded the “RootViewController” nib but didn’t get a UITableView.’

Turns out the fix was to change:

@interface RootViewController : UITableViewController <MKMapViewDelegate, CLLocationManagerDelegate> {


@interface RootViewController : UIViewController <MKMapViewDelegate, CLLocationManagerDelegate>

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