Episode 67

It’s Scummy But Not Scammy


February 1st, 2022

1 hr 22 mins 55 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Welcome to Code Completion, Episode 67! We are a group of iOS developers and educators hoping to share what we love most about development, Apple technology, and completing your code!

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Today, we discuss:

  • Side-Loading:
    • Building to device as a paid developer account
    • TestFlight as a side loading mechanism
    • Building to device as a free developer account
    • AltStore
    • Unlisted App Distribution
    • Pressure from governments to open it up
    • Dimitri’s vision for an ideal App Store
  • Commented Out:

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Compiler Error

This week's Compiler Error has a theme: AltStore facts!
1 - AltStore works by re-signing the apps you download with your own Apple ID, making them unique to you, but they need to be re-signed before 7 days pass.
2 - AltStore gets around installation limits for free developer account by running a server on your Mac to install it through iTunes’s WiFi Sync.
3 - Since free developer accounts are limited to 3 apps per device, AltStore first uninstalls all provisioning profiles, installs the new app, then re-installs the other profiles.
4 - AltStore also runs on Windows and Linux, with the added benefit that iTunes is not required for the installation of apps.