How to load an IPad app onto IPad for testing

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?
htn5caAsked:
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darbid73Commented:
Yep I agree there is also a couple of things you need to understand.  and "Download Xcode" is also not that easy for free anymore.

Here it explains the different stages of a Apple Developer  A this stage I suggest you just register as a Developer and not for the Program.  One is free one is not.
As a registered Apple developer you can log in to the iOS Dev Center, which provides access to iOS developer documentation and lets you build iOS applications that run in iOS Simulator. (To become a registered Apple developer, visit http://developer.apple.com/programs/register/.) Being a registered Apple developer, however, doesn’t allow you to run applications on iOS-based devices. To do so you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program. See “Becoming a Member of the iOS Developer Program” for more information.

Xcode used to be free but as of Xcode 4 it is not.  It is not a huge deal as it cost 4.99in US$ I think.  If you look around you will find the last version before 4 which some people say is actually better than 4 as 4 is causing problems for some people.  For me it causes huge CPU usage and crash quite often.
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
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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darbid73Commented:
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.
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
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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htn5caAuthor Commented:
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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htn5caAuthor Commented:
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
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
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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htn5caAuthor Commented:
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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