Building an iOS app

To create a mobile app from a Pega Platform-based web application, so that your users can install it on their iOS devices, navigate to the Channels and interfaces form in Dev Studio.

Before you begin: Before you can build, run, or distribute a mobile app for the iOS platform, you must generate several certificates in the Apple Developer Portal:
  • Mobile provisioning certificate
  • Distribution certificate
  • Optional: a widget provisioning certificate
  • Optional: an Apple Push Notification service (APNs) certificates that are used for push notifications
You then must upload the generated certificates to the Pega Platform and save them in a certificate set. For more information about generating certificates, see the Generating mobile certificates for the iOS platform Pega Community article.
  1. Navigate to the Build tab of the mobile channel interface.
  2. In the Platforms section, select the iOS switch.
  3. In the Certificate Set section, set up a certificate set for the app:
  4. Optional: Specify versioning and debugging options by expanding the Advanced section within the iOS section:
  5. Optional: Set up password enforcement, set up an alternative server URL, and select a portal by expanding the Advanced section below the App branding section:
  6. Click Build now.
Result: The files are sent to the build server and are used to build the .ipa file for the iOS app.