Updating iOS app

Andrew Kluthe andrew at ctech.me
Wed Oct 2 13:36:32 EDT 2013

Great info all around. Thanks a ton!

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Jim Lambert <jiml at netrin.com> wrote:

> Monte wrote:
> > If it's not on the app store (you have an enterprise program or are
> using a development profile) then yes you can do this fine. However, you
> would still need to handle new versions of the engine or externals so in
> the end it might be simpler to use a service like test flight to rapidly
> notify of updates and distribute your app. The advantage of having some
> form of auto-updater though is that hotfixes can be automatically
> integrated rather than requiring users to do anything. Another option might
> be to disable your app until users install the latest version although if
> you're updating as frequently as you mention that would get pretty
> annoying... You possibly want some combination of both.
> Monte outlines the approach that has worked well for me.
> We distribute a 'stub' application through TestFlight. That stub fetches
> any updates. (See Colin's book for code to do that.)
> As long as ad hoc distribution works for your situation, this approach
> allows you to rapidly iterate while requiring very little effort from the
> end users.
> Jim Lambert
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Andrew Kluthe
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