Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A little adventure: porting from J2ME to iPhone

Three weeks ago, I began porting two of my J2ME applications, the Catholic Mobile Prayerbook and the Way of the Cross, into iPhone applications.

Milestone:
Week 1: Port to Objective C (and HTML!) - easy & fast
Week 2: Test on simulators and friends' iPhones - oh no, why won't it run? And there are NO error messages?
Week 3: Got my hands on an iPhone - took a day or two to get it to run a Release version

Status Now
: Uploading to iTunes' App Store ... waiting for review

Some useful links when you are on the last stage, about to submit your application to the iTunes' App Store:

1. "The binary you uploaded was invalid. The signature was invalid, or it was not signed with an Apple submission certificate."
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1590980&tstart=0

2. Two different days, project unchanged, different errors?
http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9167082#9167082
http://blog.rightsprite.com/2008/11/iphone-buildingtesting-for-device.html

3. OK... all done? Now for the money, wait a minute.. I'm not an American taxpayer; what are all these tax numbers for??!!
http://www.opensoftwarepartners.com/2009/filling-out-apples-manage-your-tax-information-for-app-store-ireland/
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9191027

Hope it helps someone out there ;)

1 comment:

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