.zip or .ipa? These directions are best practices for using a .ipa file. If you would like to use a .zip file instead you might find these instructions a little more useful.
You will need:
- The application .ipa file example: AppName.app.AdHoc.ipa
- The .mobileprovision file for the application example: Ad_Hoc_Distribution_Profile.mobileprovision
- The Device: the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad associated with the UDID being used
- The computer you normally sync with your Device
Your distributor will most likely send the .ipa and .mobileprovision files to you via email.
Installing the Application
- If not already done so, download the .ipa and .mobileprovision files to your machine and keep them some place handy like your desktop.
- PC: Drag-and-drop the .ipa and .mobileprovision file onto Library, Applications in iTunes. MAC: Drag the .ipa and .mobileprovision file to the iTunes icon in your dock.
- Make sure the application shows up in Library‚ Applications. Dont panic, the icon is supposed to look like that.
- In iTunes, select your Device from the side bar then head over to the Application tab for your device. Double check to make sure the new app is checked.
- Sync your Device and BOOM! Enjoy your new app.