- Becoming an Apple Certified Developer
- Registering an iPhone and Other Apple Testing Devices
- Creating App IDs
- Creating a Developers Provisioning Profiles
- Creating and Publishing an iPhone App
- Controlling the Accelerometer
- Saving Images to the Camera Roll
- Understanding the Limits of Flash
- Identifying Devices to Deploy an Ad Hoc App
- Creating an Ad Hoc Distribution Profile
- Packaging an Ad Hoc App
- Packaging an App for the iTunes App Store
- Using iTunes Connect to Publish an App
- Using Screen Orientation in an App
- Using Geolocation in an App
- Using Multitouch in an App
Packaging an App for the iTunes App Store
Apple’s iTunes Store is an amazing success story. 133,000 Apps and 3 Billion downloads in 20 months is nothing to sneeze at. There are many stories of companies making millions from Apple. But, before you can get any money, you need to have your App ready for deployment. The method for packaging your Flash file into an iPhone App for distributing to the iTunes store is very similar to the Ad Hoc process with the exception that you only need to create a distributing profile and create your iPhone IPA file from Flash CS5 (New!) .
Publish and Package an iPhone App
- Open your Web browser, and then go to the Provisioning Profiles page on the iPhone Developer site:
- Click the Distribution tab.
- Click the New Profile button.
- Click the App Store option.
- Enter a profile name for your App.
- Click the App ID list arrow, and then select the App ID that matches the App you want to deploy.
Click the Submit button.
Your profile takes about 30 seconds to generate.
- Click Download (Mac) or Save (Win), and then save the App Store profile to your desktop.
- In Flash, open the iPhone App you want to publish and package as an App Store App.
- Open the Properties Panel.
Click the iPhone Settings Edit button.
The iPhone Settings dialog box opens, displaying three tabs: General, Deployment and Icons.
- Select the Deployment tab.
- Click Browse, and then select your Published P12 certificate file, and then enter your password.
- Click Browse, and then select the App Store Distribution Profile you downloaded.
- Click the Deployment – Apple App Store option.
- Click Publish.
Flash launches the iPhone Packager tool and generates (6-10 minutes) an IPA iPhone App file in the same folder as your Flash files.
Locate the IPA file and then change the extension of the file from IPA to ZIP.
Both file formats are container formats. That is, they contain all of the files needed for the App to run; iTunes Connect only accepts files in the ZIP format.
At this point, your App is ready for deployment to the iTunes App Store.