IOS .ipa file Cannot be installed

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  1. Nishan
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    Jul 2013

    Posted 22 Aug 2015 Link to this post

    Hi ,

       I have created an IOS App and   generate the .ipa file via publish  using "distribution provisioning".     But when I try to install the .ipa file with iTune on a iPAD it always shows "installing" and nothing happens.

      But when generate .ipa using BUILD  with "Ad Hoc provisioning"  it can be installed.

       Any reason why the .ipa generated for distribution not work ?






  2. Martin Yankov
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    Posted 26 Aug 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Nishan,

    The AppBuilder publish functionality accepts only App Store distribution provisioning profiles. Apps that are signed with such profiles can be installed only via the Apple App Store, so you have submit this package to the App Store. If you sign your app with an Ad-Hoc provisioning profile, you will be able to install it on your device without using the Apple App Store, but the app won't be admitted in the App Store. So basically:

     - Use publish if you want to upload your app to the App Store.
     - Use build with an ad-hoc provisioning profile if you want to test or distribute your app outside of the App Store.

    I hope this information answers your question. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Martin Yankov

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

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