Ad hoc app installation

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by AppleMatt389, May 8, 2010.

  1. AppleMatt389 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Hi guys,

    I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but it just popped into my head. And i couldn't find the answer after a bit of googling.

    So, what's stopping a developer from making an application with unsupported API's in the iPhone SDK and then installing that on the iPhone via ad hoc installation.

    Am i missing a crucial point here?
  2. thespazz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    Nothing, but I think the dev needs to add you on their acct.
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Nothing. A developer can create any kind of app he wants and install it on his own computer. He can even distribute the source if he wants so that other developers can build it and install it. He just can't submit it to the App store so non-developers (the vast majority of the iPhone community) can install it.
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/8A260b Safari/531.21.10)

    It'll be limited to 100 devices.

    That Podcasting app did that after it was rejected. Apple caught on and stopped them from being able to provision more.

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