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Creating an Ad Hoc Distribution Profile

The first step is to identify the devices you will be deploying your Ad Hoc App to. The next step is to create the profile you will need to use when you are building your Application for Ad Hoc deployment. The Ad Hoc Distribution method (New!) removes the hassle of having to wait for your App to be approved by Apple (which can take days to weeks to complete). To be able to take advantage of the Ad Hoc deployment process you need to first create an Ad Hoc Distribution Profile. Creating the Ad Hoc Profile is very similar to the profile you will create when you submit your App to the iTunes Store. The one big difference is you need to have a list of all the unique iPhone’s and iPod Touch devices you will be sending your final App too.

Create an Ad Hoc Distribution Profile

  • orange-circle-1.jpg Open your Web browser, and then go to the Provisioning Profiles page on the iPhone Developer site:
  • orange-circle-2.jpg Click the Distribution tab.
  • orange-circle-3.jpg Click the New Profile button.
  • orange-circle-4.jpg Click the Ad Hoc option.
  • orange-circle-5.jpg Enter a profile name for your App.
  • orange-circle-6.jpg Click the App ID list arrow, and then select the App ID that matches the App you want to deploy using Ad Hoc.
  • orange-circle-7.jpg Select the devices (from the list of ones you entered) you want to deploy using Ad Hoc.
  • orange-circle-8.jpg Click the Submit button.

    Your Ad Hoc profile takes about 30 seconds to generate.

  • orange-circle-9.jpg Click Download (Mac) or Save (Win), and then save the Ad Hoc profile to your desktop.

    At this point, you’re ready to create your Ad Hoc iPhone App.

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