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      Latest reply on Feb 5, 2019 12:35 PM by hhas01
      Frakky Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hello I built an app using Automator, and they would like to publish it on the App Store. If I use application loader, it return me an error. How can I upload the App to AppStore connect?

        • Re: How can I publichino an App in the Mac App Store Built using automator?
          KMT Level 9 Level 9 (14,635 points)

          It is not possible to upload an automator workflow 'application', which is just a script, to the store.

            • Re: How can I publichino an App in the Mac App Store Built using automator?
              hhas01 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

              "which is just a script"

               

              Um, no. Automator can save a workflow as a standalone application just fine. What it can’t do is save it as a *sandboxed* application, due to technical limitations in the existing AMWorkflow architecture (recently discussed on other threads for those that care about such things). So OP is SOOL as far as distributing Automator-based apps via AppStore goes, though can still distribute it via a personal/third-party website, of course.

               

              With any luck Shortcuts will appear in macOS 10.15 as a modern, safe, sandbox-compatible successor at which point this is all moot anyway, although it sounds like there are security weaknesses that have yet to be addressed in that [twitter.com/twolivesleft/status/1088080307457159169] so best not hold breath for immediate AppStore-based distribution either.