If you successfully build, archive and upload your iOS app using XCode8 against the iOS10 SDK, after you your application, you may see it in your iTunes Connect account for just a moment while it is processing, but then it disappears inexplicably.
Check your email from firstname.lastname@example.org, there are some additional requirements to your iOS10 app that were not built into the XCode warning and requirements.
In one case we had a UIIMagePickerController so when we uploaded our application to iTunesConnect through the Organizer window in XCode8, it appeared that iTunes COnnect accepted it with an “Upload Successful”. I s immediately able to see that the application was “Processing” under the “Activity -> All Builds” tab of iTunesConnect.
However, then it disappeared and I received a message from email@example.com which a couple of messages in it. One message was a warning prefaced by “Though you are not required to fix the following issues, we wanted to make you aware of them:” That is a topic for another post, however the important message was:
- This app attempts to access privacy-sensitive data without a usage description. The app’s Info.plist must contain an NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription key with a string value explaining to the user how the app uses this data.
I opened my projects plist.info and added the following “<key>NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription</key><string>This application requires access to users Photo Library if the user would like to set a profile image</string>”
When opening the plist.info page as a Property List in xcode, I was able to see that the Full Name of the key was “Privacy – Photo Library Usage Description”.
Once I had corrected the issue again, I built, archived and uploaded again and the build completed within iTunesConnect.