Third party tools

Author: Dana-Maria ROBU
Publishing date: 23/08/2018
Version history: 2.1

After downloading Rakuten Aquafadas tools you need to install Xcode with the iOS simulator, InDesign and Photoshop.

1. Xcode and iOS simulator

Xcode and iOS simulator are used to compile and test your application in iOS AppFactory.

InDesign allows you to use the Aquafadas plugin and work on your content.

InDesign is part of Adobe suite and is a paying authoring tool.

For images treatment, Photoshop is not mandatory. You can use Image Magic, which is integrated into the plugin.

Xcode is an Apple application used to create applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging.

Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift, and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs.

Download and install Xcode:

  1. Open the AppStore on your computer.
  2. Select to download Xcode.

3. Click on the Download button, then on the OK button to accept terms and conditions to download Xcode.

After installing Xcode, you can open the Simulator, which is a Xcode integrated tool. It will help you visualise all applications created with iOS AppFactory.

Launch the simulator to download and install different modules

  1. Hit cmd +Space on your keyboard.
  2. Open the Simulator.

If the simulator does not appear in AppFactory menu, Xcode did not configure Command Line Tools. Open Xcode, go to Settings/Locations and set Command Line Tools.

2. InDesign and Photoshop

Download and install InDesign and Photoshop:

  1. Go to the official Adobe website.
  2. Select the app you want to download and follow the procedure as indicated on the website.

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