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iphone - create .ipa file in Xcode 4.3


How to create .ipa file for your iPhone app : xcode build and archive:
                                                                                     In this article I'm going to explain how to create .ipa file in Xcode 4.3 for your iPhone apps?. Each .ipa file is compressed with a binary for the ARM architecture that can only be installed on iOS devices. If you change the extension to .zip you will be able to unzip it and view the contents.

What is .ipa file (iOS App Store Package file)?
             An .ipa file is an iPhone application archive file which stores an iPhone app. It is usually encrypted with Apple's FairPlay DRM technology. Each .ipa file is compressed with a binary for the ARM architecture and can only be installed on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Files with the .ipa extension can be uncompressed by changing the extension to .zip and unzipping.
            .ipa files cannot be installed on the iPhone Simulator because they do not contain a binary for the x86 architecture. To run applications on the simulator, original project files which can be opened using the Xcode SDK are required.

How to create IPA file ? - iPhone:
                         To create .ipa file in your xcode, you can  follow the steps below . Before going to create .ipa file you must build your iPhone app without any errors.

Step 1:  After build your iphone app click Archive option under product menu. ( Note: The Archive option become enable, once you connect your iPhone  with your system)

Step 2:  Then open organizer and  choose your project (from the left panel) under Archives window then click Distribute.

Step 3:  Click Distribute and select  "Save for Enterprise or Ad-Hoc Deployment" option under select the method of distribution. Then click next button.

Step 4:  After select distribution method you have to add your iphone developer profile certificate  . Here you can use your existing profile or you can import  a new developer profile.

Step 5:  After complete your code signing identity click next button then  the .ipa file is automatically created and you can save it in your system.

Now your app ready to install to your IOS based devices.

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Rahul Vyas said...

Good guidance..And i would like to refer my friends also who are looking up for this..
iPhone Application Development

very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.

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