I wonder that what is the differences between ipa and app file for testing on iphone simulator . I am using app file for ios mobile testing on simulator but I am not able to use ipa file to use ios mobile testing on simulator. I am wondering what is the reason of this.
An .ipa file is a signed archive that contains the iOS app. It’s usually built for running on a real device; it’s compiled to support real device architectures only and can’t be run on a simulator.
An .app file is an unsigned application that can be run on a simulator. As far as I know, an .app file can’t be run on a real device.
Hope this helps,
Thank you Chris, yes I have tried it and .app file couldn’t run on real device and .ipa file couldn’t run on a simulator too . I had no idea about signed/unsigned applications differences.
Thanks for your helping.