Currently I am working on standing up a Xenmobile 10 server. I am new to this company and the way they had Xenmobile 9 setup was that they would download the IPA file directly from Apple and then load this file directly into the server for each application they want deployed. They want this method of loading/deploying apps setup in the same way on the new server. I have done this and it appears to work as it did in Xenmobile 9.
I am trying to present a business case of using the Apple VPP store instead of using these IPA files directly since they are just free apps to begin with (for obvious reasons such as having to manually keep the IPA files up-to-date) and some of the questions that came up were:
1. Where are the apps from the Apple VPP store stored? Is a copy of the IPA (app) placed on the virtual Xenmobile appliance or is this application pulled through SecureHub directly from the Apple VPP store? (we disable the native Apple app store and force users to go through SecureHub).
2. How often is the Xenmobile virtual appliance "polling" the Apple VPP store for updates?
3. If we deploy the Xenmobile 10 server today using manual IPA files and then later switch over to using the Apple VPP store, what kind of issues are we going to run into? If I have a Facebook IPA file that I loaded manually onto the server and later load the Facebook app from the VPP store, does the user get 2 Facebook icons on their phone? Does one overtake the other if both are deployed to a phone?
4. Can SecureHub be deployed from XenMobile 9? (I realize XM9 is EOL, so no one probably will answer this)