Saturday, March 26, 2016

Stream Player 1.0.12

Stream Player is lightweight internet stream player with several smart features to aid OneClick stream playing in a dedicated player window.

Currently available Mac app features
  • Quick opening as a source of a media stream
  • URLs
  • URL text or HTML source snippet selection
  • local HTML files
either from OSX services and context menus or using drag & drop onto the application dock icon, status menu icon or any stream window.
  • Full screen, always on top and caption less player windows.
  • iCloud drive sync to share and synchronize the stream list between your iOS and Mac devices.
  • Player window arrangement in tile layout, ideal for watching f.e. multiple web cams at once.
  • Automatic stream title detection.
  • Automatic, user configurable embedding of well known video URLs as full sized window content.
  • Automatic reopen of selected stream windows at Stream Player startup.
  • Customizable sub-menu hierarchy to store streams in a structured manner, Watch Later, Favorites, etc. lists.
  • Customizable application quit behavior, you can keep Stream Player in status menu or let it exit normally or automatically if all windows closed.
  • Customizable web stream content behaviors, enabling-disabling navigation, context menus, editing. 

The minimum required OSX version is 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 9.1 for Stream Player! 
Purchase and see more about Stream Player.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Submitting to App Store and Mac App Store from beta version OSX box

You probably met already the following error during submitting your product to the (Mac) App Store:
Don't submit apps built with beta software including beta OS X builds
The reason is that Xcode adds the OS version to the application Info.plist file by default and if you are using a pre-release, beta version of OSX you will get the above error during the app validation process in iTunes connect.
It looks like something like this in the Info.plist
Quick and dirty solution can be the next one,  add a new 'Run Script' build step at the end of your Build Phases of the given build target, like

if [ "${CONFIGURATION_TYPE}" == "Release" ]; then
    // "15E65" <- 10.11.4 Any other older is fine if not beta, pre-release, etc. like "14C2043" 10.10.2
    defaults write "${CONFIGURATION_BUILD_DIR}/${CONTENTS_FOLDER_PATH}/Info.plist" BuildMachineOSBuild "15E65"

This will replace the BuildMachineOSBuild key value to the currently latest official OSX version number of 10.11.4 and lies to iTunes connect your app built on that OS.

p.s: No, this is not recommended all the times, but can be a quick solution if you have not got a backup OSX developer machine with an official (not beta, pre release, etc.) OS version and you have to deploy urgently.