Not so fast. I have spent all weekend battling the dreaded "The binary you uploaded was invalid. The signature was invalid, or it was not signed with an Apple submission certificate." error. As is often the case with error messages, the message itself was on no use what so ever in solving the problem. It was in fact a positive hindrance as I spent several hours redoing my distribution certificates, provisioning profiles and waving dead chickens (frozen) over my keyboard.
In the end I resolved it by moving my dev folder off the thumb drive (fat 32 formatted) and onto the main Mac partition (Mac OS ext format) and rebuilding.
For the benefit of any other poor buggers in the same straits, here is a list of tips I picked up while investigating this:
- Build on a Max OS Est formated drive (you only need to do this for the App store build)
- Make sure you have a 57*57 icon called (case sensitive) "Icon.png"
- Check the spelling of the code signing identity
- make sure your bundle app id is correct
- Make sure the app bundle contains the following:
One think I found helpful was having an ad-hoc version. That let me sort out problems with certificates much more easily than doing continuous uploads.
iPhone Dev forums discussion: https://devforums.apple.com/message/12311#12311
Zombie Mansion: http://sourceitsoftware.com/zombie.html