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How to load an IPad app onto IPad for testing

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I am currently developing an application on a mac for the IPad 2.  I want to actually test it on an IPad, which I have, before I distribute on the app store.  How can I do this?
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Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions
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1. Make an ipa, use iTunes
2. Use Xcode to push the app
3. Put it on a local webserver and download from the iPad safari.
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I would be interested if that answer works. As far as I know you have to be a paying developer with apple to put your app onto a device. The only other way is to put it on a jail broken device.
Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions
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I'm not an iPad programmer but we have them at my work. Im pretty sure that before we got our developers license we were manually creating a plist with the device uuid an it worked as an ipa through iTunes.

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I am not familiar with iTunes so what is a plist, uuid and ipa?  Paying to be a developer is not a problem, I think you have to be a apple developer but I just want to be sure I don't have to wait 2-3 months to dl off of the app store.

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http://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/enterprise/

I think this is what I want.  I have to be a enterprise developer (of course pay more to be a business) then I can distribute internally + app store
Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions
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If you don't know what a plist, uuid, and ipa are then don't pay apple anything yet. Download Xcode for free an play around in the simulator before you worry aboutcopyingyour app to a real device.
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well money is not an issue as my company will pay for it.  All I wanted to know was *how* to put my app on an ipad without getting it approved because we need to demo it asap.  I believe we are going to use the enterprise program so we can just distribute apps in-house.
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