Installing Beta Mac App Store Apps And Provisioning Profiles [TUTORIAL]

Beta Mac App Store Apps Provisioning Profiles

Just like the apps for iPhone and iPad, Apple also provides a way for developers to send ad-hoc versions of Mac App Store apps out for beta testing purposes.

Today there are many apps that have iPhone and/or iPad versions as well as Mac versions.

Even if you are beta testing an iOS app, you might need to know the procedure to install the companion Mac App Store beta version, and its provisioning profile, as well. As long as you gave the developer the proper hardware Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) for your Mac, the process is fairly simple, and quiet similar to the process of installing iOS beta software on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Following is the procedure to install the provisioning profile:

STEP 1 – Download the file on your Mac.

STEP 2 – Unzip the file if you have downloaded it as a zip-file.

STEP 3 – Double click the .provisionprofile file.

STEP 4 – After you click on .provisionprofile file, “System Preferences” will launch.

Beta Mac App Store Apps Provisioning Profiles

STEP 5 – When “System Preferences” asks for your admin password, enter it.

Beta Mac App Store Apps Provisioning Profiles

STEP 6 – Now the provisioning file should should appear in your profiles.

Beta Mac App Store Apps Provisioning Profiles

Now here is a two step procedure for intalling Binary:

STEP 1 – If you have an older version of the app already on your Mac, you should play safe and trash (delete ) it.

STEP 2 – Drag the beta app to your Application folder.

Mission accomplished! Now if you experience any problem, contact the developer. Yo may need to trash some other, previously installed files. You might also need to do some other configuration first. After that, you should see it working.

The Mac App Store is not the only way to distribute software on OS X. Many developers may never need to send UUID-locked beta builds.

Did you find the two proceudres explained above easy and useful? Tell us how these procedures helped you.

Source: iMore

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