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Upload and manage your assets in the iTunes Store using the iTunes Store’s Transporter (iTMSTransporter).

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iTunes::Store::Transporter

Upload and manage your assets in the iTunes Store using the iTunes Store's Transporter (iTMSTransporter).

Overview

require "itunes/store/transporter"

itms = iTunes::Store::Transporter.new(:username => "CouchCaster",
                                      :shortname => "bigtimer",
                                      :password => "w3c@llYoU!")

itms.upload("/path/to/yourpackage.itmsp")
metadata = itms.lookup(:apple_id => "yourpackage")

begin
  itms.verify("/path/to/package2.itmsp", :verify_asssets => false)
rescue iTunes::Store::Transporter::ExecutionError => e
  puts "Exited with #{e.exitstatus}"

  e.errors.each do |error|
    puts "#{error.message} - #{error.code}"
    puts "Basically, you have some faulty metadata" if error.missing_data?
  end
end

Description

iTunes::Store::Transporter is a wrapper around Apple's iTMSTransporter program. It currently supports the following operations:

  • Upload packages

  • Validate packages

  • Retrieve status information

  • Lookup package metadata and video assets

  • List providers

  • Retrieve iTunes metadata schemas

It also includes itms, an executable that's sorta like using iTMSTransporter directly except that it can send email notifications and allows one to set global/per-command defaults via $HOME/.itms.

Requirements

Running on Windows

On Windows iTMSTransporter is called via the iTMSTransporter.CMD batch file. This file does not handle the iTMSTransporter's exit status correctly, causing iTunes::Store::Transporter to report everything as a success.

This can be fixed by modifying iTMSTransporter.CMD (note that the following does not mimic the batch file exactly):

...

call iTMSTransporter\iTMSTransporter %*

REM Add this line:
set exited=%errorlevel%

cd %olddir%

REM Add this line too:
exit /b %exited%

Using itms

itms COMMAND [OPTIONS]

  • COMMAND - The command (iTunes::Store::Transporter method) to run

  • OPTIONS - These are quivalent to the given COMMAND's options except they must be given in long option format. For example :apple_id => "X123" would be --apple-id=X123. Boolean options can be negated with the --no- prefix.

Lookup command

The lookup command differs slightly from the gem by allowing you to download low-quality copies of the assets associated with the looked up metadata. These assets are created by Apple (at the time of this writing, Apple only allows you to download full and preview assets, there is nothing in itms that would prevent you from downloading other types of assets if/when they're supported).

For example, to lookup the metadata for package X123 and download low-quality copies of all the assets:

itms lookup --vendor-id=X123 --assets

To download a particular asset type just provide its name:

itms lookup --vendor-id=X123 --assets=preview

If there are multiple territories this will download the preview assets for each of them. To only download assets in a given territory or territories use:

itms lookup --vendor-id=X123 --assets=preview:US
itms lookup --vendor-id=X123 --assets=preview:US:BR

If necessary multiple asset types can be seperated by a comma:

itms lookup --vendor-id=X123 --assets=full,preview
itms lookup --vendor-id=X123 --assets=full,preview:MX

Config file

Default options and email notifications can be placed in a YAML file at $HOME/.itms. To skip loading the config file use the --no-config option.

# Global command defaults
path: /usr/bin
username: sshaw
password: Pa55W0rd!

# Global email defaults
email:
  to: everyone@example.com
  from: no-reply@example.com
  host: smtp.example.com

# Verify command
verify:
  shortname: lUzer

# Upload command
upload:
  shortname: enc0d3rz
  transport: Aspera
  rate: 750000
  # Email notifications for the upload command
  email:
    success:
      cc: assets@example.com
      subject: iTunes Upload <%= @apple_id %>
      message: |
        <%= @username %> uploaded it using <%= @transport %>

        Bye!
    failure:
      to: support@example.com
      subject: Upload Failed!
      message: |
        Here's the problem:

        <%= @error %>

        Fix it!

As you can see, command options are turned into template variables.

More Info

Author

Skye Shaw [sshaw AT gmail.com]

License

Released under the MIT License: www.opensource.org/licenses/MIT

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