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

Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
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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Re: Converting iOS app build to .ipa file (latest iTunes update stops you doing this)

Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
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 <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> 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.
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Re: Converting iOS app build to .ipa file (latest iTunes update stops you doing this)

Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
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" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> 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 <[hidden email]> 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.
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RE: Converting iOS app build to .ipa file (latest iTunes update stops you doing this)

Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
Terry,

Open up the "devices" window in Xcode and you will see all the iOS devices connected via USB. You can drag in .app files and also add/delete using the "+" and "-" symbols.

You can also create a .ipa by putting the .app into a Payload folder and zipping it up and renaming it like you said.


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-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: Converting iOS app build to .ipa file (latest iTunes update stops you doing this)

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" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> 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 <[hidden email]> 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.
    >
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