BETA release

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Mastidon, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Mastidon macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2008
    Hi guys,

    We are n00bs when it comes to releasing software for the iPhone and now have a couple of apps we want to put out. The issue we are having is we would like to do this silly thing called testing first. The problem is that we found no way for a tester to install the software without first installing the full SDK. Is there any other way around this other than signing up for an additional ad-hoc account?

    Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    You can provision up to 99 ad hoc beta test devices (plus your own device, I assume) from just your one paid developer account.

    The ad hoc testers don't need an iPhone developer account or the SDK, just iTunes, plus a device for which you know the UID. But, if they sign up for the free developer account, they can also test your app using the iPhone simulator, if the app doesn't require any device specific features.

  3. Mastidon thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2008
    Sorry. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. We do not have the ad hoc account, but the normal $99 commercial account. We can't find any way for somebody to be able to install an app unless they also install the SDK. I know you can get around that with an ad hoc account but is there a way around it with the $99 account?
  4. dean1012 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    I suggest you read the documentation in the developer portal.

    The $99 developer program has ad hoc capability.

    Check the documentation for info on setting it up.
  5. Mastidon thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2008
    Got it now. Thanks.

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