While developing application we keep sharing the builds with others. It is very difficult to find out which version they are using and the date it was build. To overcome this I was searching for methods that can used to auto increment build numbers and set the application build date. I found this article really useful.
To that script I made few changes to suit my needs.
# Auto Increment Version Script
CFBuildNumber=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print CFBuildNumber" $buildPlist)
CFBuildNumber=$(($CFBuildNumber + 1))
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBuildNumber $CFBuildNumber" $buildPlist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBuildDate $CFBuildDate" $buildPlist
Please make sure you have added two variables “CFBuildNumber” and “CFBuildDate” in Project-Info.plist
You can access the version information using the following code
NSString * version = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] infoDictionary] objectForKey:@"CFBundleVersion"];
NSString * buildNo = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] infoDictionary] objectForKey:@"CFBuildNumber"];
NSString * buildDate = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] infoDictionary] objectForKey:@"CFBuildDate"];
NSLog(@"Application Version: %@ Build No: %@ Build Date: %@",version,buildNo,buildDate);
Hope this helps