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Standalone Application Testing

Post by Tester2 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:54 pm

This might be a stupid question, but I would love the answer:

What is the best way to load a Standalone Application onto an iOS device for testing?

Currently, I use XCode and drag/drop the file onto the plugged in device. But this requires being logged in to XCode with the Developer account, correct?

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Jellicle » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:36 pm

Use Monte Goulding's mergTestApp plugin stack. And no, you don't need to be logged in to anything.

See mergex.com.

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Mag » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:46 pm

Tester2 wrote:Currently, I use XCode and drag/drop the file onto the plugged in device. But this requires being logged in to XCode with the Developer account, correct?
Sorry I didn't understand. Did your current method work?

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Tester2 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:11 pm

Mag,

Yes. It works like that with XCode, but I need to send my app to a tester who does not have LiveCode or Xcode.

I am exploring the TestFlight method that Gerry mentioned in the hopes that that will work.

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Mag » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:25 pm

Oh, great.

Well then you can just send the standalone to the tester (provided that in the provisioning there is also its device included), or

You can use TestFlight (provided that the tester is registered as tester to this service), and...

You can use mergTestApp in conjunction with mergTestApp, this is, in my opinion, the most comfortable way to go if you make lot of beta builds. So I agree with Gerry.

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Tester2 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:36 pm

So if I select your first option to just send the tester the standalone (their device UDID is in the profile), then do they just install it with iTunes?

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Mag » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:48 pm

Tester2 wrote:So if I select your first option to just send the tester the standalone (their device UDID is in the profile), then do they just install it with iTunes?
Yes, it should work. Don't forget to send to the tester also the provisioning file (the first time), which it has to be installed by dragging it on iTunes or Xcode.

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Jellicle » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:50 pm

Create a TestFlight account (on their site), add your tester(s) to a Test Flight distribution list, enter the team token and distribution list name into mergTestApp and click TestFlight. Obviously your testers and their devices need to be added to TestFlight.

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Randy Hengst » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:03 am

I use AirLaunch and find it very user friendly.

http://www.hyperactivesw.com/airlaunch/index.html

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by jacque » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:37 am

Randy Hengst wrote:I use AirLaunch and find it very user friendly.

http://www.hyperactivesw.com/airlaunch/index.html
So do I. :-)
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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by Klaus » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:01 am

jacque wrote:
Randy Hengst wrote:I use AirLaunch and find it very user friendly.
http://www.hyperactivesw.com/airlaunch/index.html
So do I. :-)
So you kinda "eat your own haggis"?
Shudder... :D

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by jacque » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:28 pm

Yup, I do. I learned to eat haggis from RunRev. :)
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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by gagsoft » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:48 am

Hi Guys is there a link somewhere where I can get hold of the mergTestApp plugin for LC 8.1.8.

Had a look at the publisher's site but got directed back to Livecode.

Thanks
Peter G

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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by jacque » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:10 pm

The author now works for LC and all his work has been incorporated into the LC product. I don't recall seeing anything about a test stack though. You could try writing to him at the email address on the website.
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Re: Standalone Application Testing

Post by gagsoft » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:18 pm

Hi Jacqueline
Thank you for your response.
The plugins I am refering to is mergTestApp "[indent]mergTestApp is a plugin for LiveCode that saves you time when testing your mobile apps[/indent]" and mergDeploy "mergDeploy is a combination plugin and external that will enable LiveCode to recognise plugged in iOS devices and install your apps onto them when you click the `Test` button on the toolbar" but is not included in the the mergEXT of 29 addons.

I will contact support to enquire about it.

Best
Peter G

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