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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #15 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
its possible to let another one compile your app and create an ad hoc version, which you can simply drag & drop to your itunes and it will be installed after you put your device to sync.

Is that a question or an affirmation?
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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #16 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
an answer for the question if its possible to develope and test without mac.
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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #17 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
Ad-Hoc provisions are for development testing, so if you can send and test on selected iPhones (via email). Deployment provisions are for the App store.

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #18 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
thats i said :D
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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #19 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
I'm starting to feel the initial provisioning and certificate process headache again.  :puke:  :D

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #20 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
Yes. Ad-Hoc distribution is headache. For me anything with code sign is.  :puke:

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #21 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
Had a questionnaire from Apple about the iPhone Developer Program - filled it in with a moan about the need  for all the code signing needed...

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #22 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
So did I. My suggestion was for Apple to offer code signing etc as a managed service for a premium subscription (since they already have my details) - I'd happily pay for this (depending on the cost obviously) to let me concentrate on the essentials ie product development, marketing, etc.

'building for distribution' on a PC takes 30 seconds (just save as self contained exe) whereas with Apple its taken so far many, many hours!

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #23 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
@shawnus - exactly what I wrote them!!!

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #24 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
Why the provisioning is a problem for all of you :D i have no problem with it.
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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #25 on: 2010-Jul-29 »
It takes ages - first you need to wait a day to get the initial certificate.  And if you want to do publishing of any sort, you've got another lot to deal with.

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #26 on: 2010-Jul-30 »
It's very easy to slip up the process during certificate and provisional file creation, especially the first time learning the system and with step instructions.

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Re: programing to iPhone with no Mac... possible?
« Reply #27 on: 2010-Jul-30 »
I think there may be a gap in the market here for someone who can troubleshoot provisioning issues!

Before I finally knuckled down & got over my own I had previously tried to contact iphone developers here in N Yorkshire to assist- there were only 3 'viable' companies. After describing the problem 2 said they could not or did not have the expertise to help. The 3rd chap I got hold of was able to help (he teaches iphone development at Leeds Uni) but charges £1400 per day, broken down in hour blocks.

He was going to do it remotely using Skype + screen sharing - all free to set up he said. We did not get as far as a PO / specific quotes for time - he reckoned 2 hours, so I dont know how that would have been managed (I guess some downpayment followed by settlement of balance upon successful resolution).

Anyway, a quick trawl through iphone dev forums reveals many people in similar predicaments so those feeling entrepreunerial / altruistic...