You can preview your application before it's available in the App Store by using ad-hoc builds. Ad-hoc builds run only on specific iOS devices, which are identified by their unique device IDs (UDIDs). The instructions below explain how to install the ad-hoc build of your iOS application.
- Obtain your device unique ID as described in Find Your UDID. Provide Mercury Development with your iOS device's UDID and get the ad-hoc build (a file with an .ipa filename extension) via e-mail.
- Install Ad-Hoc Build of iOS Application via iTunes.
- Save the application file you received via e-mail to a folder on your computer.
- Open iTunes and select "Apps" - "My Apps" in the upper menu.