How to Deploy iOS Applications – Create A Lasting Structure for Mobile Management

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Mobile Application Deployment

These days almost all of your field sales applications in use have a mobile component.  Typically, these applications are big investments in both time and money for an organization and once they are ready pushing them out is strategically important.  However, how to actually put them into use can be a dizzying and mystifying process.  At Ai2 we’ve developed some concrete methodologies for helping our customers bring applications to the field for the fastest mobile sales force enablement available.

iOS applications are built and distributed in a multitude of scenarios: free apps, single pay apps, in-app purchase, apps created by organizations for their employees, apps developed by industry experts for use by their clients, Saas and so on.  Apple has created a number of ways to help organizations and individuals push these apps to their personal and professional used devices.

Three Types of Deployment for Enterprise Applications

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Share an app for a private beta or small temporary distribution.

Enterprise App Deployment and VPP

Enterprise deployment is when an app is signed and exported from Xcode in such a way that it can be installed on any device without registering the device or publishing the app to the app store.  VPP allows you to get access to custom applications in a more streamlined manner.

App Store Distribution

The most common and streamlined way of distributing an app is by using Apple’s App Store. Your app becomes available to anyone with an iOS device and an Apple ID.

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