Does anybody know if it is possible to export an iOS app for the Apple Enterprise Program. Deployment options are Ad Hoc or Apple Store and neither of them seem to work for Enterprise apps. Any help getting pointed in the right direction would be appreciated.
My client gives me an Apple Store certificate to export to their enterprise apps. I believe that's what you do. At least from inside inspection that appears to be what it is. Once you sign up for enterprise you should have certificates and provisions available to you for it.
Yes. I can export Distribution certificates and Distrubution provisioning files and Flash will then export the .ipa file without issue. However when I go to install the app it seems to go over to the iPad and then I get a failure notice on the iPad. I am wondering if I am installing it incorrectly or if there is some step I'm missing. I am dragging the .ipa to iTunes to install it. If I export both the cert and the provisioning files as Development files the app goes on the iPad without issue, however it will expire in a couple of months so that is not what I want. I recently found this link http://www.adobe.com/devnet/digitalpublishingsuite/articles/distributi ng-enterprise-ios-viewer-apps.html which leads me to believe I have to distrubute the .ipa differently, however I was hoping someone had seen a similar tutorial for a Flash ipa. Or is this similar (or exactly) what I need to do?
Thanks so much for the reply.
You publish using Distribution and then submit it to your enterprise apple account and all those who have access can download it directly from apple. At least that's how Siemens AG requested my apps from me with distribution. They submit it to their enterprise accounts just for specific devices. That's as much as I know as I don't have an enterprise account myself.
Before that, as long as your device is in the provisioning profile, you use development during the development process. Using a store (enterprise or actual store) should never install directly to device. Only Development and Ad-Hoc (both of which are generally designed for development).
I'm thinking this is exactly what I needed to know. I'm not sure how to submit the app to my enterprise account but once I figure that out I should be good to go. I have downloaded http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Enterprise_Deployment_Guide.pdf and I'll be reading it later on tonight.
Thank you so much for your time and your patience.
I'm hoping to clear up this one last thing. I was able to Deploy the app as "Deployment - Apple App Store" and I installed the provisioning profile to my iPad and installed the App. So this seems to work, however if I go into the iPad Provisioning area and view my provisioning profile it says it Expires Aug 7, 2012. This seems to act exaclty like the Development app. I was under the impression that if I used the Enterprise program my app would not expire. Is this the case? Did you have any problems like this? I was unable to submit my app since there was no documentation anywhere to submit it, however the documentation clearly stated how to install the app onto the iPad and that worked. So I'm pretty confused. I also wrote into Apple tech support to see if they have any ideas.
Not having an enterprise account myself, unfortunately I can't tell you what it looks like on that side of the fence. The apps we have access to do not expire but act more like regular apps from the store. Even when the certificate expires the app continues to work.