Monday, June 25, 2012

Distribute beta App over the air

Now it is not necessary to send ipa file and distribution profile to beta tester for Apps testing. There is a distribution OTA method, the apps can be uploaded to server and let tester to install it from server.

1. to create a provisioning distribution profile for Ad Hoc build with the selected iDevices (devices' UDID are registered in the portal).
2. in Xcode, associate this provisioning distribution profile with your build. In the Code Signing section choose the new Provisioning Profile.
3. Build and Archive.
4. Click on the Share button, and choose Distribute for Enterprise – fill in the URL to the location where you plan to host the application.
5. Upload ipa, plist and icon files to the server you typed in step 4.
6. Build the HTML to let iDevice to access and install the app.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" ""> 
  <title>OTA Test App</title> 
    <br><font size = "20">You are invited to test new app.</font></br>
    <br><<font size="15"><a href="itms-services://?action=download-manifest&url=">Tap Here to Install the Application</a></font>

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