How to export an Ad Hoc iOS ipa using Xcode

There are multiple ways to distribute an iOS app including the Apple App Store as well as an Ad Hoc build of your app that you can distribute and test on physical devices or services like NowSecure Platform for automated security and privacy testing (disclosure: I’m a co-founder at NowSecure). In this blog, I’ll walk you through the steps to export an iOS app using the Ad Hoc distribution method using Xcode.

3 ways to install Xcode on macOS [2023]

There are multiple ways to install Xcode on macOS and in this blog we’ll walk you through the three most common techniques: Mac App Store Apple Developer website Install Xcode with brew 1. Mac App Store Perhaps the easiest way to install Xcode is to use the Mac App Store. First run the Mac App Store app (⌘+Space and type app store) and then search for xcode: Next select GET and finally INSTALL (mine shows OPEN since I’ve already installed it) .

3 ways to install Java on macOS [2023]

Java is no longer preinstalled on macOS and even if it is, there are likely security patches or new capabilities you need for software to work properly. And if you are a developer, you will most likely need to install and manage multiple versions of Java (as well as other development runtimes). This article will show you 3 different ways you can install Java on a macOS computer. A future article will walk through techniques to manage which Java JDK you are using.

How to build a React Native Android app with GitHub Actions

In this post, I’m going to automate the build process (see my previous post) for a React Native Android app with GitHub Actions. This obviously ties into the the DevOps tidal wave but in a way that’s very developer friendly. Developers spend significant time in GitHub and have a great developer experience (DX). Instead of popping out to external systems, you can build, test and deploy you app within GitHub and also leverage the extensive, open GitHub Marketplace to reuse workflows and integration into other systems.

How to detect Pushwoosh hidden Russian software in your mobile supply chain

On Monday, Reuters released an article disclosing “Russian software disguised as American finds its way into U.S. Army, CDC apps”. In it, they share: Thousands of smartphone applications in Apple and Google’s online stores contain computer code developed by a technology company, Pushwoosh, that presents itself as based in the United States, but is actually Russian, Reuters has found. The article is a fascinating read, almost from a spy novel, including fake business addresses and even fake LinkedIn profiles of “two Washington, D.