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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-01-04T02:23:46Z by qcduong
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Pinned topic Deploying native applications

‏2013-01-03T20:27:10Z |
Is the only method of deploying native applications through Worklight through either 1) directly thru app stores and 2) using the App Center application and deploying through Worklight? Can we deploy directly from Worklight without the App Center app?

We only have one native application, it seems a little silly to force our users to install one app (App Center) in order to install another single application.

And, just to confirm, we have to build our own version of the App Center app, and, for iOS, get it approved by Apple? Shouldn't this app already be available in the app store?
  • qcduong
    qcduong
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    Re: Deploying native applications

    ‏2013-01-03T21:18:53Z  
    If you don't want to collect detailed information details from your registered users and devices then you can set the application 'installer' check box, then you can do OTA installation from the server directly without having the need for the mobile client.

    You have to compile your own version of the iOS client with your Apple license/cert, it does not go into the Apple App store so does not need to go through the normal approval submission process. This is your own internal private App Store/client.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Deploying native applications

    ‏2013-01-04T01:46:21Z  
    • qcduong
    • ‏2013-01-03T21:18:53Z
    If you don't want to collect detailed information details from your registered users and devices then you can set the application 'installer' check box, then you can do OTA installation from the server directly without having the need for the mobile client.

    You have to compile your own version of the iOS client with your Apple license/cert, it does not go into the Apple App store so does not need to go through the normal approval submission process. This is your own internal private App Store/client.
    Thanks, but, how do you configure/perform the "OTA installation from the server directly without having the need for the mobile client."?

    And, when you say "don't want to collect detailed information...", can't I use the Worklight native API's available in 5.0.5 to perform custom logging to log detailed information on usage?
  • qcduong
    qcduong
    30 Posts

    Re: Deploying native applications

    ‏2013-01-04T02:23:46Z  
    Thanks, but, how do you configure/perform the "OTA installation from the server directly without having the need for the mobile client."?

    And, when you say "don't want to collect detailed information...", can't I use the Worklight native API's available in 5.0.5 to perform custom logging to log detailed information on usage?
    When you are adding the mobile application, you can mark the 'Installer' check box, this will make the app available via the installers page.
    http://hostURL:9080/applicationcenter/installers.html

    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wrklight/v5r0m5/topic/com.ibm.worklight.help.doc/appcenter/t_adding_a_mobile_application.html

    You can view what applications has been installed on any registered device via the mobile client.