URGENT:Adhoc Distribution of my app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ilx.mac, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. ilx.mac macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009
    Hi there,

    This is my first application. I have created it and have the source code with me. I also own an apple distribution (AD Hoc) Certificate.

    I am not aware of sharing my app with friends before launching with app store.

    Can some one help me on this please.

    Also, how to convert my / build my source to an executable in other iphone without sending the source code to them. (some thing like, making my source as an executable file in iphone )

    My friends want to have a look @ my app, using itunes. From apple developer portal i came to know about adhoc distribution. But now i am struck.

    Thanks in advance!:)
  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    The executable should be in the build/debug-iphoneos folder inside your project folder
  3. jerrywickey macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Key West
    I have been trying to do the same thing. creating a provisioning profile for a friend's iPhone with that phone's 40 hex ID# and emailing him the provisioning file and the executable. But I can't find the executable.

    It should be in build/debug-iphoneos or /release-iphoneos as the file *.app but that file turns out not to be a file at all but directory of mostly source code files every time I try to email it or copy it to a flash drive.

    What gives? where is the file and what is its name, that I can send ad hoc?

  4. sergio27 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2008
    For ad hoc distribution, you need to send the applicationName.app file, along with the distribution profile (*.mobileprovison). The receiver needs to drag both files into iTunes and synchronize his or her device.

    The *.app shows like a file in Mac OS, but it is indeed a folder. It contains the resource files like images, sqlite files, and *.nib files. It does not contain (or should not contain), however, the source code of your app.

    I found it odd, too, to be sharing the *.nib files and the other files, but I think that is the only way the ad hoc distribution works.
  5. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    That's the case for ANY *.app. Without those NIB/XIB files you have no UI (that is assuming you used nibs).

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