iOS Question Developing for iOS WiFi Hardware

rayzrocket

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I primarily choose to use B4i and B4A because of the Bluetooth and WiFi abilities it has with ease (such as UDPSockets..Asyncstreams...).
Other cross development platforms I tried failed for me.
MY WISH: EASIER METHOD TO TEST MY APP THAT USES WIFI
Currently I do this:
1. 'Build Release App'
2. 'Download Last Build'
(both of which are two menus deep)
3. Run 'OTA Deployer' software
4. Copy/paste link into a webmail email to myself.
5. Open email on my phone
6. Click link and install app
I must have done this 30 times in last week. Booo Whooo..I know..I am such a whiner!
It would be nice to have single button to do steps 1, 2, and 3.
I understand Apple won't let us use a hardware cable to iOS phone/pad.
Perhaps develop a B4i Bridge app that has option to run via Bluetooth or Wifi (user chooses opposite of what connectivity their app uses).
 

rayzrocket

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Thanks, I'm learning.
I only knew of two ways to test the app on my iPhone.
a. via B4i Bridge
b. OTA
Your message caused me to look further, so far I found 'Upload App to iTunes Connect'...which I haven't ever done before.
I'll try now after 'Build Release App' (Build Release App > Upload App to iTunes Connect > ??? next steps I'll figure out)
Maybe I'm on wrong track here? I dunno...
Is there a doc/thread on Anywhere Software methods available to test iOS app (without publishing)?
 
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Erel

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Maybe I'm on wrong track here?
True.

Connect the device to the same network as the PC. Run your app in release mode: Alt + T + B + R (Tools - Build Server - Build Release app).
Make sure that B4i-Bridge is running. The app will be installed in release mode. Once it is installed you can switch to a different network.
 
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rayzrocket

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Wow! Thanks. Wish I knew that before. Works great!
This , like OTA method, allows me to disconnect from Bridge, switch WiFi network and run/test the app. Awesome!!
I browsed the B4X beginners guide and a few B4i tutorials, I must have missed this ability.
 
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