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craigd
23rd July 2008, 10:01 AM
Apple Launching App Store Beta Program (http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/22/apple-launching-app-store-beta-program/)

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24th July 2008, 03:45 PM
Update: Our source was misinformed. This program, as a number of commentors have said, is Apple’s Ad-Hoc program that is already operational. Erica Sadun of TUAW writes:

Developers and users need not use the App Store for testing. Ad Hoc distribution goes directly between the developer and the user. The user needs to supply their iPhone’s unique device identifier. The developer then sends a specially compiled version of their app along with a mobile provisioning file. Users drop these into iTunes and they’re good to sync.The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 5 characters.

Barcode
24th July 2008, 06:28 PM
yes... I found this rather hilarious when I heard it :p