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Last night I was working on a script to build and sign iOS applications for ad hoc distribution. If you've ever done over-the-air distribution of iOS applications, then you have probably seen what happens when you attempt to install an application that is not signed properly. The installation will start and progress to a certain point and then fail and then re-try forever or until you interrupt it. What I discovered last night is that even when you interrupt it, it may still continue looping…Continue
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I work on Enterprise iOS applications for a large energy company and do not have access to an MDM, but I recently had a requirement to provide an in-app way to notify users when an update is available and a way to update it immediately if they choose to. Another requirement was that it must be completely managed within the company's network, so systems like TestFlightApp were not an option. So I created a custom UpdateManager class that I reference in my AppDelegate as such:…Continue
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The only way a vanilla IOS app (developed by ordinary IOS Developers) can communicate externally seems to be via TCP (and only wirelessly?) or Bluetooth. Apple has an additional Made For Apple (MFi) licensing for hardware and software developers (separate programs, actually) who need to develop apps which connect to external devices via the Lightning connector (which includes USB), headphones and remotes, and to specialized wireless devices (e.g. watches). Redpark, for example, emphasizes that their gear is licensed under MFi (I don't how"special" their cable is, but their Rsc Mgr SDK that you need to integrate into your app to actually use the cable certainly is).
My first thought is that before diving into MFi, you should check to whether your app (and PC application) can use Bluetooth between the IOS device and PC. Bluetooth might or might not be constrained by whatever VPN configuration will be used concurrently (and, of course, whether or not all the PCs involved would have Bluetooth). If not, then you'll probably have no choice but to work with an existing MFi solution (like Redpark), or roll your own MFi solution -- both will probably involving some licensing fees.
Stephen, I"m glad you remember me! I friended you because I wanted to reply to your usb question. Next time create a post and it will be easier for folks to reply.
It is not clear if you want simply transfer files or use the link with your app. either is possible. take a look at this for programatic xfer; http://www.oodlestechnologies.com/blogs/Data-transfer-to-iOS-devices-from-PC-using-USB-cable--(using-USB-Multiplex-Daemon)
and I use Macroplant's iexplorer to xfer files and otherwise work with my iphone from my pc or mac, but there are other similar programs: http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/
If you tell me a little more about what you're trying to do I'll see if I can help.
Aloha, I just got your e-mail "Is PC to iOS Data Transfer via cable possible without iTunes?" but it doesn't have an active return address.
To do the USB/Lightning connection with an iPad you need to first join Apple's MFi program which gives access to the resources for that:
Thanks for the positive comments about MyChangeNow. I appreciate the support and encouragement. Let's get together sometime when you're in Hawaii.
These days Pat, Konstantin and Scott do most of the development. I'm just a talking bobble head :-)
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