Wish Get Screenshot from hosted builder or iOS emulator tool for PC

mcqueccu

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Background: I finished developing my first B4I app with my testing device of iPhone 5s, I then used the screenshot resizer tool to generate other screenshot sizes for my app and uploaded to the app store. I got Metadata rejected because the images on larger screens look stretched in width. According to Apple resolution centre, the images were not from the correct device frame.

Wish: If it can be possible, can we get various screenshots from the hosted builder or get a tool that can emulate the various devices and generate the right screenshot for those who do not have a local mac or various devices to capture the correct screenshot for the device sizes.
 

Erel

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This is an interesting request but something that will require a lot of efforts to implement. It is not enough to run the app on a remote simulator. You also need to be able to interact with the remote simulator.

You can use such a service as an alternative: https://www.macincloud.com/

It will require some work as you will need to run B4i Builder on the remote Mac.
 

mcqueccu

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Macincloud is not Free. Can we use appetize.io
They have some devices for preview and screenshot taking.

I sometimes test apks there, but for iOS i tried uploading the B4I Release Archive zip but there was an error. This is their instruction for ios apps

For iOS, upload a .zip or .tar.gz file containing your compressed .app bundle
Your .app bundle must represent a simulator build of your app.
Look in ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/<project-name>/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator/
Alternatively, you may run xcodebuild -sdk iphonesimulator in your project directory, then zip the .app bundle in build/Release-iphonesimulator/
is it possible to do this?
 
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