testing app on remote iPhone by email

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by jerrywickey, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. jerrywickey macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Key West
    I got all the provisioning issues resolved. Certification, provisioning, for distribution build sure could use a little streamlining. Anyway....

    I can test my app on my local iPhone. I also want to test the app on a friend's iPhone. He has iTunes but not Xcode.

    I have a provisioning certificate for his phone. He was able to give me the 40 digit hex ID for his iPhone from his iTunes.

    I emailed him the provisioning certificate. His iTunes accepted it.

    I emailed him the .zip and .app file from the build/distributioniphoneos directory, but his iTunes won't do anything with it. He syncs his iPhone and the app isn't there either.

    Does someone know exactly which file iTunes needs to install the app?

  2. dusker macrumors member

    May 31, 2009
    according to me you shouldn't send any provisioning profiles or whatever, just do it via ad-hoc distribution
  3. jerrywickey thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Key West
    right, but

    Which file myapp.app? or something else?

    (instructions for ad hoc, as the appear in dev portal)
    1. Create and Download an iPhone Distribution Certificate
    2. Create and Download an Ad Hoc Distribution Provisioning Profile
    3. Build your application with Xcode
    4. Share your application file and the Ad Hoc Distribution Provisioning Profile with the owner of each device
    5. Recipients of the application will need to drag the application file and Ad Hoc Distribution Provisioning Profile into iTunes, then sync their iPhone to iTunes to install

    The myapp.app file found in build/distributioniphoneos directory is actually a directory not a file.


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