Can I write my own app and get it onto my phone without uploading it to the store?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Manok101, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Manok101 macrumors newbie

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    That's my question. I want to write an app purely for personal use that will alert me when viewing conditions are going to be good for astronomy based on a number of different things. I don't really want to sell it on the app store, or make it available to anyone. This is simply a practice app.
     
  2. kaya macrumors newbie

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    Xcode lets you install the apps you're developing on your devices to test them. AFAIK you should be fine.
     
  3. firewood macrumors 604

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    Yes.

    You can use a Personal provisioning profile if you want your app to run for a week or so on your personal iOS devices.

    Or you can enroll in Apple’s $99/annum Developer program if you want your app to run for up to one year. You just use Xcode on your local Mac to build and install your app; no need to submit the app to Apple or to the App Store.
     

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