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 .gitignore
The .gitignore file will tell git which files to ignore. Here are a few useful .gitignore templates to start with, depending on if you're using Objective-C or Swift.