Distribute apps to your users.
Distributing in-house apps can be done either by hosting your app on a simple web-server you create internally, or by using a third-party Mobile Device Management solution. Your specific requirements, infrastructure and level of app management will dictate which solution makes the most sense for you.
In-house “App Catalog”
Building upon the framework for wireless app distribution described above, its possible for your team to build an internal app catalog with your own look and feel that provides a centralized portal for over-the-air distribution.
This gives you the ideal “self-service” model for distributing apps to your employees with minimal effort on their part to download and install.
- Delivers app download URLs to users
- Website or Native app optimized for iPhone or iPad to serve up app download URLs in a way thats organized and familiar to users
- Multiple apps can be installed and updated concurrently with a single URL, enabling rapid deployment and quick setup
In-house apps that are distributed internally aren’t automatically updated. You’ll need to notify employees of the update and instruct them to install the app. If the application identifier assigned to the app in Xcode is unaltered, it will recognize the app as an existing app and install the update while retaining locally stored app data or preferences. For greater convenience, consider developing a function within the app that contacts the server for updates at runtime. Learn more about providing updates
Mobile Device Management
Many third-party mobile device management solutions provide wireless app distribution capabilities right out of the box. The benefits of managing in‑house apps within a managed environment include the ability to do version control and track which users are running which version of your app.
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