Ideviceinstaller to manage apps of iOS devices

Manage apps of iOS devices

the intro says it all

ideviceinstaller is a tool to interact with the installation_proxy
of an iOS device allowing to install, upgrade, uninstall, archive, restore
and enumerate installed or archived apps.

It makes use of the fabulous libimobiledevice library that allows communication
with iOS devices.

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libimobiledevice is a cross-platform software library that talks the protocols to support iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® and Apple TV® devices. Unlike other projects, it does not depend on using any existing proprietary libraries and does not require jailbreaking. It allows other software to easily access the device’s filesystem, retrieve information about the device and it’s internals, backup/restore the device, manage SpringBoard® icons, manage installed applications, retrieve addressbook/calendars/notes and bookmarks and (using libgpod) synchronize music and video to the device. The library is in development since August 2007 with the goal to bring support for these devices to the Linux Desktop.

Latest Release: 1.2.0

Tested with iPod Touch 1G/2G/3G/4G/5G/6G, iPhone 1G/2G/3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S/6/6+/6S/6S+/7/7+, iPad 1/2/3/4/Mini/Mini 3/Mini 4/Air/Air 2/Pro and Apple TV 2G/3G/4G running up to firmware 10.3 on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

so yeah you will have to compile it yourself

but after that you can automate a lot on the command-line

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These tools are brilliant. We have been using them with AIR development for a long time and they really help debugging and installation scripting. Even the simple device log output in a terminal is useful when developing.

Highly recommended!