Adobe AIR for iOS in IntelliJ IDEA 12 Leda

We are pleased to announce that IntelliJ IDEA 12 will support new features of Adobe AIR SDK 3.4. They are designed to simplify iOS apps development process:

  • Run/debug AIR applications on iOS Simulator (Mac OS X only)
  • Debug iOS apps on device both over USB or network
  • Single-click iOS app deployment to the device without the need to manually install it using iTunes

You’ll find these options on the Flash run configuration dialog via Run | Edit Configurations.

This feature requires AIR SDK 3.4 or higher.

Since AIR SDK 3.4 isn’t bundled with the latest Adobe Flex SDK 4.6 or Apache Flex SDK 4.8, you need to download it manually and copy it over your Flex SDK.

Note also that Mac users shouldn’t copy AIR SDK files using Finder, because Finder replaces folders. You need to replace individual files preserving the folder structure. Instead run the following command line from Terminal:

ditto air_sdk_folder flex_sdk_folder

Make sure you have installed iTunes 10.5.0 or higher on your computer, for direct deployment to an iOS device.

You can try this feature in the latest IntelliJ IDEA 12 EAP.

As always, feedback is very much welcome on our forum and in our issue tracker.

Develop with pleasure!

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