View Full Version : iPhone testing across countries

Oct 31, 2008, 01:13 AM

I've applied for the Standard program and waiting for my activation stuff , but an issue is troubling me now. It goes like this :-

I am developing apps for someone who is not in the same country as I am . At various stages of development , my employer needs to test what I am developing . From what I've read , it seems like the Xcode is configured to only support one iPhone for testing. Can I create standalones(native apps) that my employer can load on his iPhone and test ? . Does my employer also need to enroll for the Standard program and then install the iPhone SDK and only then be able to test iPhone apps that I create ?

In short , I am not sure how to go about developing an iPhone app across countries :S

Thanks for any help !


Oct 31, 2008, 02:24 AM
Your Keyword is: Ad-Hoc deployment

You can send your application to 100 Persons (aka iPhones/iPod Touch) through Ad-Hoc deployment.

Oct 31, 2008, 04:21 AM
Well, but we do want to commercially sell the game via App store and don't mind shelling out extra cash for this.

What we are wondering is :- Is it possible for me make iPhone apps and let it be tested on an iPhone in a different country ?. Its only the testing that we are interested. (Selling can happen later via App Store.)

Oct 31, 2008, 04:49 AM
I don't think it's possible to test in other countries. To my knowledge you can only test an iPhone which is physically attached to your mac.

A workaround could be mailing your employer all sourcefiles and let him compile it himself. But he needs a mac and he also needs to install all certificates and profiles to compile (you can download these with your own developer account). Maybe someone knows a better solution?

Oct 31, 2008, 04:59 AM
Yeah its pretty annoying if we cant test the app on a different iPhone.

Buying a new mac-mini for just this will again be not a good idea for us.

The problem basically boils down to this :- 2 countries with 2 different iPhones...one of them develops the app on his iPhone and wants the other to test on other's iPhone.

I just don't know how this is possible and how the other developers are doing this.

Oct 31, 2008, 11:33 AM
chbeer answered your question already: you can indeed test on different iPhones that are physically separated, you just create a provisioning profile that includes the other iPhone and then deploy using iTunes.

Oct 31, 2008, 12:08 PM
Ad Hoc, which is part of the regular developer program, works Internationally for up to 100 beta test devices, wherever they are located. Ad Hoc distribution does not require using the App Store. It does require the beta test person to have either iTunes or the developer SDK.


Oct 31, 2008, 08:34 PM
Many thanks for clearing it up guys !!

One last :- Is the ad-hoc mode only available in Standard or Enterprise editions ?
I guess they are not available just by registering for free.

Nov 1, 2008, 04:31 AM
It's in standard edition.

Nov 1, 2008, 06:52 AM
Thank you chbeer !