Use the ADT -package command to create the application
package for an AIR application intended for a mobile device. The
-target parameter specifies the mobile platform for which the package
AIR applications on Android
use the Android application package format (APK), rather than the
AIR package format.
Packages produced by ADT using the APK target
type are in a format that can be submitted to the Android Market.
The Android Market does have requirements that submitted apps must
meet to be accepted. You should review the latest requirements before
creating your final package. See Android Developers: Publishing on the Market.
iOS applications, you can use a normal AIR code signing certificate
to sign your Android application; however, to submit an app to the
Android Market, the certificate must conform to the Market rules,
which require the certificate to be valid until at least 2033. You
can create such a certificate using the ADT -certificate command.
submit an app to an alternate market that does not allow your app
to require an AIR download from the Google market, you can specify
an alternate download URL using the -airDownloadURL parameter
of ADT. When a user who does not have the required version of the
AIR runtime launches your app, they are directed to the specified
URL. See ADT package command for more information.
By default, ADT packages Android application with shared runtime. So to run the application, user should install separate AIR runtime on the device.
Note: To force ADT to create an APK that uses captive runtime, use target apk-captive-runtime.
AIR applications on iOS use
the iOS package format (IPA), rather than the native AIR format.
produced by ADT using the ipa-app-store target type and the
correct code signing certificate and provisioning profile are in
the format that can be submitted to the Apple App Store. Use the ipa-ad-hoc target
type to package an application for ad hoc distribution.
must use the correct Apple-issued developer certificate to sign
your application. Different certificates are used for creating test
builds than are used for the final packaging prior to application
For an example of how to package an iOS application
using Ant, see Piotr Walczyszyn: Packaging AIR application
for iOS devices with ADT command and ANT script