Ideas for submitting ipa files to App Store without a Mac


#1

After successfully packaging my app for iOS using Ionic Pro, I’m facing one last big challenge: How to upload the generated ipa file to the App Store. Apple is keen on forcing you to use a Mac, but I found two alternatives:

(1) A cloud service called “Mac In Cloud” at http://www.macincloud.com

(2) An application that can run on windows called “Application loader” at http://www.applicationloader.net.

Are you familiar with any of these, or do you have any other recommendations?


Is possible to publicate the application in app store with hackintosh?
#2

Mac in Cloud I used before, works just fine.
ApplicationLoader.net I would be cautious. Very Chinese.

One more for the list: https://www.wenz.io/ApplicationLoader.php Never used it, but is German. Definitely create a special account for using it though.


#3

Thanks for your feedback. I’m planning to use https://www.wenz.io/ApplicationLoader first, as the pricing model is perfect and your know that there is a real person behind it (Steffen Wenz). Of course, I’ll create a temporary user first (with min privileges) just for the upload, which I’ll remove immediately afterwards.


#4

Let us know how it worked out. Was always curious if this works.


#5

It worked! I was able to upload the ipa file using the “Application Loader” service found at www.wenz.io. I choose the “pay as you go” subscription plan, for which the cost is 1.5 euros (apprx. $1.5 USD) per successfully upload. For security reasons, I created a temp Apple account (I set its role to “developer”) and I use this account to perform the upload.