3 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2017 3:22 AM by Focusfilm.at

    Publish to IOS and Andriod

    Focusfilm.at Level 1

      Hi, I am a complete Novice in Animate and Flash, but i have managed to create a little interactive animation and am now trying to test it on my iPad, but i have a few questions:


      1) for starters, i don't want my app on the app store, i just want to test it on my iPad. when i try to publish, with "install application on selected IOS devieces" checked, it asks for a certificate. Q1: Do i need a payed Apple developer account, even if i just want to test on my own device? (not jailbroken)


      2) The resulting project (if i manage to finalise it) should be distributed on the devices of employees of the client. it does not have to be on the app store. Q2: could i do this with an "Individual" developer account for 99USD, or do i need a "Enterprise Program" account for 299USD, OR does my client need an "Enterprise Program" Account?


      3) When i change to AIR 23.0 for Android, i have the option to create a certificate. Q3: am i understanding this right?: If i choose to use Android for my Project instead of IOS, i can test my app on connected android devices, and even distribute the app to my clients Android devices, all without paying for a certificate?



      i am sorry, if my questions are kind of basic, i am completely new to all of this and would greatly appreciate any insight on the matter.


      Thanks and kind regards,

        • 1. Re: Publish to IOS and Andriod
          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          you can create a self-signed certificate using animate and see if that will allow you to install on your ipad. i really can't remember if that will work, but i think not.


          to be sure, whoever's publishing needs a certificate from apple to install on ad hoc ios devices.


          android certificates can be self-signed even when uploading to amazon/google.

          • 2. Re: Publish to IOS and Andriod
            Colin Holgate MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            For #3, yes, you can make your own Android certificate, post an APK online somewhere, and anyone with an Android device can install the app, without it going to Amazon or Google Play. The user will have to go into their settings to enable side loading of apps.


            For number #2, if you had the $99 developer account you could then add up to 100 devices to your account, and all of those devices would be able to install the app. It will expire though, in I think 6 months. You would have to republish the app and have the client install again.


            If you want a permanent install without the app store your client would need an enterprise account, and would need to give you access to their account so that you could make the certificate you would need. Or someone working for the client would need to send you the certificate to use. I don't think that you as an individual would qualify to get an enterprise account.


            For #1, read this article on how you can get a certificate for free, that you would be able to install apps onto your own devices. It won't help with the distribution to the client's devices, but at least you could develop the app without paying $99. The article talks about LiveCode, but the steps should still work for Adobe AIR:


            How to Create a Free iOS Development Provisioning Profile | LiveCode

            • 3. Re: Publish to IOS and Andriod
              Focusfilm.at Level 1

              Thanks for the detailed answers!