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How can i rename my iphone app project?

I want to rename my iphone app project because the current name is too long and gets truncated on the home screen when deployed to the simulator.

I tried renaming the app in manifest and tiapp.xml but no luck. Is there somewhere else I have to change it as well?

Titanium project edit screen doesnt seem to give me any option to rename it.

— asked April 22nd 2010 by Abdullah Ahmed
  • iphone

6 Answers

  • Accepted Answer

    Because of generated files and complexity with renaming some of them, we decided against allowing editing. You can create a new project and just copy in your Resources to the new project (and then just delete old).

    — answered April 22nd 2010 by Jeff Haynie
  • Is still the case? It's a pain for people using version control system to have to create an entirely new project just to modify a string!

    — answered September 15th 2011 by Marc Wickens
    1 Comment
    • hear hear! this really does stink. spent hours getting this to work today. as if it's not already hard enough trying to find an app name that won't be truncated and yet will still describe your app OK, we also have to deal with recreating the Titanium project each time?!

      Also realised pretty quickly that titanium does NOT like you putting an ampersand in your app name… it wouldn't even run 'iphone simulator' and attempting to build for iOS device caused it to create a corrupt info.plist

      — commented October 12th 2011 by Matthew Leathes
  • View your project in project explorer and right click on your project you want to rename and click "rename" to rename it

    — answered October 26th 2011 by Rakshith Ravi Shankar
    1 Comment
    • Thanks, this worked. Seems obvious in retrospect

      — commented September 16th 2012 by shaun sterne
  • you can't rename projects. you have to re-create it and then copy in your Resources from the original project.

    — answered April 22nd 2010 by Nolan Wright
  • How does this affect attached provisions and apps already deployed into appstore?

    — answered July 16th 2011 by Geoff Mortimer
  • When renaming your app, be sure to:

    1. Uninstall the old app from the simulator.

    2. Clean the project.

    3. Rename your app.

    4. Run it on the simulator.

    If it still crashes, you may need to clear out the cached data in your iPhone simulator (under the Library / Application Support / … somewhere).

    — answered November 19th 2012 by Martin Pedersen
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