Today, I am happy to share with you that
ipatool has been rebuilt using Go, which allowed me to fulfill a popular
feature request: Linux support.
Using Go cross-platform compilation support, the tool can now run on macOS, Windows and Linux.
If you are not yet familiar with ipatool, it is a command-line tool which lets you search for apps on the iOS App Store, obtain a license for an app and download a copy of the app package (known as ipa file) using your Apple ID.
In addition to cross-platform support, this release brings many enhancements to the CLI such as structured logging/formatting, and automatic country detection. See below for the full changes list.
- Added support for Windows.
- Added support for Linux.
- Added support for generating autocompletion script using the
- Implemented new
--verboseflag that replaces the
--debug-levelflag to enable verbose logging.
--formatwhich allows specifying logs output format to either text or json (default: text).
--non-interactiveflag to disable running the tool in an interactive session.
- The relevant command (i.e. purchase) will now automatically determine the country and the device family from the
authenticated account. The following flags have been deprecated.
- Improved structured logging.
- Improved error handling.
- Improved support for automated systems.
- Added unit tests to cover the majority of the private App Store API logic.