I’m trying hard to build ipa file without a mac developer account.
I found this old tutorial from 2016 and figured it will not work on XCode v9…
and then I discovered much older tutorial which shows you how to convert .app file into .ipa file.
I could create this .app file on a mac machine by uisng
ionic cordova build ios --release
and I put the .app file into
Payload folder and zipped it, changed its extension into .ipa. The .app file indeed became an ipa file out of box.
But does this work on all apple devices? including iPhone X and iPad?
and is this still a valid way to make an ipa file without mac developer account?
I wonder if this is good enough for just testing ipa before enrolling into Apple developer program.