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Xcode® 4 Unleashed, Second Edition by Frederic F. Anderson

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Chapter 16. Provisioning

In This Chapter

• Understanding developer programs

• Using Automatic Device Provisioning (ADP)

• Exploring the iOS provisioning portal

• Building for distribution

• Deploying to the App Store with iTunes Connect

Here’s the short of it: Apple does not want any app running on any iOS device that isn’t written by someone it trusts. It doesn’t want any apps in general circulation that it doesn’t curate through its App Store. At each stage of the life cycle of your app—from testing on your desktop, to circulating it among beta testers, to final distribution—you have to jump through some hoops.

This chapter shows you the triangle of identities—signing, application, and device—that go into provisioning an iOS app for installation ...

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