Converting iOS app build to .ipa file (latest iTunes update stops you doing this)

Terry Judd terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Sep 13 20:32:52 EDT 2017


Hi Colin – I’m not that familiar with Xcode (apart from occasionally using it to manage profiles). Very briefly, what do I need to do to get started there.

Terry...

On 14/09/2017 8:49 am, "use-livecode on behalf of Colin Holgate via use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

    You can use Xcode to drag apps onto connected devices. It works with .app as well as .ipa.
    
    Apple have a configurator app. It also works with LiveCode .app:
    
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-configurator-2/id1037126344?mt=12 <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-configurator-2/id1037126344?mt=12>
    
    
    
    > On Sep 13, 2017, at 3:14 PM, Terry Judd via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
    > 
    > I’ve always just created a .ipa file from my LC iOS app builds by dragging them into iTunes and then back out again. Now Apple has gone and removed apps from the latest version of iTunes (which appears to have automatically updated on my Mac) and I’m left without a way to do this. Are there any easy alternatives?
    > 
    > For example will putting the app in a folder called ‘Payload’, zipping it and renaming it as a .ipa file work or is there some extra stuff than happens as part of the .app to .ipa conversion?
    > 
    > And on a related note. Now that iTunes is out of the picture, are there any other simple tools that I can use to move apps onto an off a number of devices? I have a set of about 50 iPads that I build apps for but I’ve always just managed these using iTunes as most of the dedicated apps like Configurator are overkill for what I need to do.
    > 
    > Terry...
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