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Posts: 23
Registered: ‎11-19-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Three
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[Playbook]Custom App For Customer

Hi guys, just wanted to know, if it's possible / supported ? that we only deploy a program/app which is custom made i.e requested by clients for their playbook?

 

i meant, i'm not going to sell the app for the masses only for my friend and his playbook? is it possible?

 

using the debug token method, but it's kind of 10 days 'token re-create' which is not the 'ideal' way the client said

 

anyone had similar case?

 

Thanks guys Smiley Very Happy

Developer
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: [Playbook]Custom App For Customer

You can do a sandbox install and have your app just as a DRAFT, and they can download the app that way.
Contributor
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎11-19-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Three

Re: [Playbook]Custom App For Customer


jtegen wrote:
You can do a sandbox install and have your app just as a DRAFT, and they can download the app that way.

Hi jtegen, thank you for your answer, btw could you please elaborate more about sandbox install? is it after we submit our app package, we hold them for selling?

Developer
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: [Playbook]Custom App For Customer

Upload your app to the vendor portal but do not submit it for review. Add your friend to the sandbox in the vendor portal (their BBID). From App World on the device, they can enter the App ID or App SKU Number to download it. They will not receive notification if the app gets updated, but they will be able to update it the same way they initially installed it.
Developer
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: [Playbook]Custom App For Customer

You can just make a signed app instead of one that relies on the debug token. Apps can be "sideloaded" using one of several available tools (which Google will find for you if you search). It's basically like doing the debug token approach except the app ends up installed permanently rather than just for 30 days (not 10) as debug tokens allow.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!