Starting a New Project in Xcode
1. Create the Project
- Launch Xcode and choose "Create a new Xcode project" or from within Xcode, Click on File -> New -> Project
- Create a "Single View" project, and click Next.
- You'll be presented with a number of options.
Product Name - The product name is just the name of your app, e.g., "MyProject"
Organization Name - This is the name of your company, e.g. "Acme"
Company Identifier - With the above values, this becomes
com.acme. By convention, iOS uses reverse domain name notation for identifiers.
Devices - This determines if your app is for the iPhone, iPad, or Universal (both). Use Universal.
Language - Use Swift.
Use Core Data - It will add the boilerplate Core Data setup code for you. Leave it unchecked.
- When you click Next, you'll be prompted for a location to save it. Enable "Create a Git respository."
2. Add .gitignores
.DS_Store files are used by OS X to remember information about the current folder's window location.
xcuserdata folder stores you local Xcode data, such as the breakpoints you've set.
3. Use a shared scheme
As you change build configurations, you want those changes shared with your team. Click the Application icon drop-down, and choose Manage Schemes.
In the new window, there is one scheme bundled with your app. Check the Shared box.
You will now have an
MyProjectName.xcodeproj/xcshareddata folder in your app. Add this file to git.