Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beta Builder

A week or two ago, Jeffrey Sambells had a blog post about using Xcode's Enterprise distribution for ad hoc distribution. It's a great idea that a lot of developers saw had great potential, but it had several manual steps.

Since that post, Hunter Hillegas of Hanchor, LLC and developer of Vegas Mate, has created an application to automate the entire process. The app is called Beta Builder, and it's free. If you do much ad hoc distribution, you should check it out.



7 comments:

rko_cri said...
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rko_cri said...

Nice, but too late. Xcode 3.2.3 has "Build and Archive".
It directly builds a ipa file and opens it in the Organizer so that you directly can email it.

Hunter Hillegas said...

This is not the same thing - this is for wireless install, not for emailing and installing through iTunes.

This works with the IPA file created in that process.

The details are on the Web site.

Hunter Hillegas said...

The source code for BetaBuilder has been released.

http://github.com/HunterHillegas/iOS-BetaBuilder

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing this. It directly builds a ipa file and opens it in the Organizer so that you directly can email it. i hope it will work. iphone app development

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Cimarron Buser said...

Beta Builder looks nice. Another option is EASE (www.apperian.com/ease) which allows developers to deploy using ad-hoc or enterprise profiles with a native app catalog. We are looking for developers to try it out (free) and would like feedback.