Myxtic Myxtic - 20 days ago 8
Objective-C Question

Showing App's Build Date

I am able to display the build date for my app in the simulator, but whenever I archive the app, and upload it to TestFlight, and then install it on a device, the build date doesn't show.

Here is what I'm doing to display the build date.

First, I added CFBuildDate as a string to myproject-info.plist

Next, I added the following script to Edit Scheme -> Build -> Pre-Actions -> Run Script Action :

infoplist="$BUILT_PRODUCTS_DIR/$INFOPLIST_PATH"
builddate=`date`
if [[ -n "$builddate" ]]; then
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add :CFBuildDate $builddate" ${infoplist}
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBuildDate $builddate" ${infoplist}
fi


Finally, used the following code to get the build date from the plist file :

NSString *build_date = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] infoDictionary] objectForKey:@"CFBuildDate"];


This displays the build date in simulator (though occasionally it doesn't), but when deploying the app through TestFlight, the build date never displays. Any ideas ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer

Try running the script as a build phase step, rather than a scheme pre-action step, so it's run all the time, regardless of the type of build you are producing.

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