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Taking screenshots for the App Store (LDS Music for iOS)

We need to take new screenshots whenever we release a version of LDS Music where either:

  1. the appearance of major screens change, or
  2. we translate the app into one of the 18 (as of March 2012) App Store languages.

Here is a brief summary of the screenshot process:

  1. For each language (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French):
    1. Take 5 retina iPhone screenshots using the Xcode Simulator
    2. Take 5 retina iPad screenshots using the Xcode Simulator
  2. Zip up the screenshots and send them to the tech lead (Hilton Campbell) using Dropbox or some other service
  3. The tech lead will run the screenshots through the Status Barred app to remove the status bar at the top
  4. The tech lead will upload the screenshots to iTunes Connect

To complete step one you will need to have a Mac with Xcode 4.3.1 or newer installed. Here are the detailed steps:

  1. Make sure you have read access to the LDS Music code
  2. Download the latest LDS Music and required third-party code:
git clone https://code.lds.org/git/LDSMusic
git submodule init
git submodule update
  1. Select the LDSMusic-Staging scheme and the newest iPhone Simulator
  2. Run the app
  3. If the Simulator is not in retina mode:
    1. Select Hardware > Device > iPhone (Retina)
    2. Stop the app in Xcode and run it again
  4. If the Simulator is not in the desired language:
    1. Go to the Settings app in the simulator
    2. Tap General
    3. Tap International
    4. Tap Language
    5. Tap the desired language
    6. Tap Done
    7. Stop the app in Xcode and run it again
  5. Select the desired language in the app:
    1. Tap the language button in the top-left corner of the app
    2. Tap the desired language
  6. Take 5 screenshots similar to those currently showing in the App Store
  7. Repeat, but using the iPad (Retina) simulator

The screenshots should appear on your desktop. Please label them and put them in folders like so:

iTunes/
  iPad/
    en/
      1.png
      2.png
      3.png
      4.png
      5.png
    es/
      1.png
      2.png
      etc.
    pt/
      etc.
    fr/
      etc.
    etc.
  iPhone/
    en/
      1.png
      2.png
      3.png
      4.png
      5.png
    es/
      1.png
      2.png
      etc.
    pt/
      etc.
    fr/
      etc.
    etc.

Then zip them up and send them to the tech lead using Dropbox or some other service.

This page was last modified on 11 April 2013, at 23:38.

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