Installing an AdHoc Build Manually
While working on iPhone application development we always appreciate and respect our customer reviews about completed work. For this we do adhoc distribution of app builds.
Though we use services like TestFlight to make app installation as simple as possible. However, sometimes due to certain limitations of such services, we might ask you to install the application manually.
Installing the app build manually is a quick process, but you have to download a special Apple app (for Windows or Mac) to do it for you.
NOTE: we do NOT want you to use iTunes for this process! iTunes is slower and more difficult to get right – Apple has a faster, simpler app that will do it!
Step 1 : Download the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU)
For Mac OS : Follow the link http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1465
For Windows : Follow the link http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1466
Step 2: Install the App on your system
We will provide you an AdHoc copy of the app. This is a file with a name ending in “.ipa”, e.g:
1. Run iPCU. The interface looks like iTunes, but simpler.
2. On the left hand side, at the top, is a section “Applications” – click on this.
3. Drag/drop the “.ipa” file from Finder (OS X) or Windows Explorer (Windows) into the list of Applications at the top right of the screen.
Done! When we send you a new version of the app, you need to repeat the steps above, to OVERWRITE the old version.
Step 3: Connect your device
Run iPCU, and on the left hand side you’ll have an interface that looks just like iTunes. When you plug in your iPhone/iPad, wait a few seconds, and it will appear at the bottom of the list, under “DEVICES”. Click on the device name to select it:
Step 4: Select the other Apps and Install
(to repeat: In Step 3, you should have clicked on the device on the left hand side)
On the RIGHT of the screen, you’ll now see 5 tabs with info about your device.
Select the one titled “Applications”You’ll see a list of apps installed on the device, and each one has a button, either “INSTALL” or “REMOVE”.
Find the app that you want to install, in the list, and hit the “Install” button to install it.
All done! No need to “Sync iTunes”, no wait – it’s usually instantaneous.