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Xcode 7 Essentials - Second Edition by Jayant Varma, Brett Ohland

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Sideloading

Prior to Xcode 7, getting your code to run on a personal device required that you purchase a $99 per year Apple Developer Account. For a developer who is casually interested in the platform, this was a bit of a hurdle. With Xcode 7, Apple will allow you to develop on your personal devices using nothing but a free Apple ID. There are a few limitations to what you can do on your device:

  • No access to iOS, Mac, tvOS, or watchOS beta versions
  • No Developer Account tools
  • No advanced app capabilities
  • No TestFlight Beta Testing service
  • No submission to the App Store

The biggest limitation of not having the developer account is the lack of more advanced app capabilities. If you have an app ID that requires access to the following features, then it's ...

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