Application Loader missing from Xcode 11

Two weeks ago, I happily upgraded my Macbook Pro to macOS 10.15 (Catalina), which worked out well. As expected, it feels like a solid, stable operating system, and the update was painless.

Some of Apple’s tooling was also upgraded, including Xcode 11.1. Today I needed to update one of our iOS applications, and as usual, I fired up Xcode > Open Developer Tool > Application Loader. Where is Application Loader? Am I tired? Nope… it’s gone.

From xCode 11 Release Notes:

Xcode supports uploading apps from the Organizer window or from the command line with xcodebuild or xcrun altool. Application Loader is no longer included with Xcode. (29008875)

Well, to hopefully save someone else some painful internet gold mining, you now have two options:

1. If you want to use a GUI you can use the Apple Transporter application, which does the same thing only prettier.

2. If you want to use the command line, Cœur posted this on StackOverflow:

xcrun altool --validate-app --file "$IPA_PATH" --username "$APP_STORE_USERNAME" --password @keychain:"Application Loader: $APP_STORE_USERNAME"

xcrun altool --upload-app --file "$IPA_PATH" --username "$APP_STORE_USERNAME" --password @keychain:"Application Loader: $APP_STORE_USERNAME"

Happy app uploading.

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