ERROR: The application bundle does not contain a valid identifier

| | August 7, 2015

I’m getting this error “The application bundle does not contain a valid identifier” after my application successfully compiles.This error prevents my game from launching on the phone or the simulator. I have no idea how to fix this as I was following this tutorial How To Make A Space Shooter iPhone Game using Cocos2d.

One Response to “ERROR: The application bundle does not contain a valid identifier”

  1. This could be because the bundle identifier has invalid characters in it or no characters in it. The bundle identifier is found in the Info.plist file.

    This is what constitues a valid application bundle identifier:

    The bundle identifier string
    identifies your application to the
    system. This string must be a uniform
    type identifier (UTI) that contains
    only alphanumeric (A-Z,a-z,0-9),
    hyphen (-), and period (.) characters.
    The string should also be in
    reverse-DNS format. For example, if
    your company’s domain is and
    you create an application named Hello,
    you could assign the string
    com.Ajax.Hello as your application’s
    bundle identifier. The bundle
    identifier is used in validating the
    application signature.
    source (apple developer)

    This may also be of use:

    An identifier used by iOS and Mac OS X
    to recognize any future updates to
    your app. Your Bundle ID must be
    registered with Apple and unique to
    your app. Bundle IDs are app-type
    specific (either iOS or Mac OS X). The
    same Bundle ID cannot be used for both
    iOS and Mac OS X apps.

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