To install ipa file on iphone or ipad, you need only ssl enabled website and public access to it, which allows tester to download ios app.

 

Requirements

  • SSL Enabled

Steps

    1. Create a directory on your website with public acces.
    2. In this directory, put the install.html.plist and .ipa files.
    3. Now, upload  the ipa file to you directory. (It will looks something like ‘https://domain/directory_name/your_app.ipa’ )
    4. Open the manifest.plist file in a text editor and paste the link to the .ipafile in the string that includes an https address for an ipa file.

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
 <plist version="1.0">
     <dict>
         <key>items</key>
         <array>
             <dict>
                 <key>assets</key>
                 <array>
                     <dict>
                         <key>kind</key>
                         <string>software-package</string>
                         <key>url</key>
                         <string>https://www.snippetbucket.com/link_to/your_app.ipa</string>
                     </dict>
                     <dict>
                         <key>kind</key>
                         <string>display-image</string>
                         <key>url</key>
                         <string>https://www.snippetbucket.com/link_to/small_logo/img-57x57.png</string>
                     </dict>
                     <dict>
                         <key>kind</key>
                         <string>full-size-image</string>
                         <key>url</key>
                         <string>https://www.snippetbucket.com/link_to/large_logo/img-512x512.png</string>
                     </dict>
                 </array>
                 <key>metadata</key>
                 <dict>
                     <key>bundle-identifier</key>
                     <string>your.bundle.id</string>
                     <key>bundle-version</key>
                     <string>0.0.1</string>
                     <key>kind</key>
                     <string>software</string>
                     <key>title</key>
                     <string>Your App Title</string>
                 </dict>
             </dict>
         </array>
     </dict>
 </plist>

Now link this manifest file with html.

Now what we need is a html page with an action to start the .ipa dowload, Open the html file and add link menifest file

<a href="itms-services://?action=download-manifest&url=https://www.snippetbucket.com/link_to_your/manifest.plist">
 Download
 </a>

 

Now you can Download your ipa file on iPhone or iPad