Does Anything In Icenium Require A Mac?

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  1. Richardsonke
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    Posted 05 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    My manager was at DevConnections last week and talked to someone from Telerik about Icenium.  He asked if a Mac was required to submit an application to the iOS AppStore and was told that it was.  I was under the understanding that all the building of the apps was done "in the cloud" and the provisioning profile could be created on a PC.  Is there anything in Icenium that requires a Mac/OS X to do or does everything work on Windows?  Thanks.
  2. Doug Seven
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    Posted 05 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Keith,

    I apologize if there was some confusion around answering your manager's question at DevConnections. In short, no, a Mac OS X machine is not required to build and publish an app using Icenium.

    You can create the Certificate Signing Request that you submit to Apple for verification (through the iOS Dev Center) and upload the Mobile Provision they provide back to you (read this).

    You are correct, the application is compiled on our servers. Once you've compiled the application for Publishing, you can download the app package and upload it to the AppStore, all with your Windows PC.

    We are working on full publishing guidance - stay tuned for that.

    Kind regards,
    Doug Seven
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  3. Brad
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    Posted 08 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    I was able to do everything from a PC, from building and testing through certifying.

    However, the app store seems to only accept IPA files that are uploaded using the Apple Uploader, which is a part of XCode.  I had to enlist the help of a coworker with a Mac at home to do this step.
  4. Jan-Dirk
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    Posted 09 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    For the upload of the IPA you could probably use a vmware image with a Mac OS. I am not sure if Apple allows this, but I have successfully installed Xcode on such an image. Never tried the upload though.
  5. Yavor Georgiev
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    Posted 09 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Brad, Jan-Dirk,

     We're working on implementing functionality equivalent to Apple's Application Loader that will let you upload your app to iTunes Connect directly from Icenium. This feature will be available in the next two to three months, however.

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    Yavor Georgiev
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  6. ericTheGoldfish
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    Posted 15 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Is there any progress on this?? We don't have an apple machine at all and are in need of uploading our ipa to iTunes.

    Cheers

    Eric
  7. Yavor Georgiev
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    Posted 16 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Eric,

     You can use the Publish option in Icenium Mist to upload your app to iTunes Connect. In our next release this functionality will be available in Graphite as well.

    All the best,
    Yavor Georgiev
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  8. N Mackay
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    Posted 18 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Yavor,

    Thanks for adding this, I can get rid of the Mac Mini we bought on my desk :)

    Thanks,
    Norman.

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