There are several options for distributing your White Label client to field users. Outside of a true Mobile Device Management solution, you can leverage DropBox for a quick and easy method.
After the application has been published, our team will provide the application file with the following extension (.ipa).
1.) The first thing you will need to do is move the .ipa file to a server which can support SSL (Dropbox does). Obtain the public link for the .ipa file by performing a right click on the file in your local DropBox folder.
*Note: If you have a newer dropbox account that doesn't have a public folder, you can place the files anywhere and obtain a shareable link by right clicking on the file and selecting "Share Dropbox Link"
2.) You will need the link obtained above in order to edit the .plist file show below. Replace the default value in the highlighted section of the screen shot with the link you obtained from the step above. A sample .plist file is attached to this article for easy setup.
*Note: If your link include ?dl=0 suffix please remove ?dl=0 from your link.
Example: Generated public link https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqowl0q5rc2pmmz/YourAppName.ipa?dl=0 your link should look like https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqowl0q5rc2pmmz/YourAppName.ipa
3.) Save the .plist file with the appropriate changes in your DropBox folder, and then do a right click on the .plist file to obtain the public link for that file from DropBox.
4.) Take the copied link for the .plist file in the step above and replace the bolded section of the web address below.
5.) After you replace your public dropbox link for the bolded example above, you may e-mail this link to users who need to download your application. One thing which may be helpful, is to create a message which says 'Download Application' and then turn the text into a Hyperlink which directs users to the link in step 4.
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