How to deploy an iOS application using an ad hoc distribution

  • Go into http://www.developer.apple.com > Login > iOS dev centre > Provisioning portal
  • In Provision > Distribution generate a new profile using "ad hoc" distribution
  • Download the provisioning profile. Add it to iTunes using drag and drop or File > Add to Library
  • In Xcode create a new archive by right click on the project > Edit scheme > Archive > Ok
  • In the Xcode > Window > Organizer window select the archive and click share
  • To use iTunes to sync the app select iOS App Store Package (.ipa)
  • Find the generated file in Finder and add to iTunes
  • Attach the device to iTunes and perform a sync to add the application

See:
http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/Xcode/Conceptual/ios_development_workflow/145-Distributing_Applications/distributing_applications.html
https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#recipes/xcode_help-scheme_editor/Articles/SchemeArchive.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40010402-CH6
https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#featuredarticles/FA_Wireless_Enterprise_App_Distribution/Introduction/Introduction.html

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