Distribute Ad Hoc Applications Over the Air (OTA)

Note: The information below is specific to Xcode 3.x (Xcode 4 was not available when the post was written).

If you’ve been through the distribution process of an Ad Hoc application, you can appreciate the challenges of getting a build installed on someone’s device. From the differences of working with users on Windows versus Mac machines, to explaining how to import an Ad Hoc provisioning file and the associated build into iTunes, this process is anything but a walk in the park.

In this post I’ll take you through the steps of deploying Ad Hoc builds over-the-air, where users simply point the Safari web-browser (on their iPhone) to a link and tap to install the provisioning file and associated application.
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