Create an iOS App Using Adobe Flash

And without using a Mac

This post was updated January, 2014.

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This tutorial is intended for those looking to create iOS apps using Adobe Flash. Typically app developers have programmed using Objective-C (or Xcode) on a Mac, but thanks to Flash CS5 and later versions, app development can now be done on a Windows computer without learning a bunch of code. (I'm not a computer science major or anything; most of these steps are self taught or learned from others.)

The tutorial goes through the entire app development process from registration to development to distribution.

The process is not easy, but it's not that hard either. The main word I'd use to describe it is l-o-n-g. Basically if you can follow directions you should be fine. 80% of the steps only need to be completed one time during the initial setup, so once you're set up then it's pretty easy. Don't be overwhelmed by the length of the tutorial, and if you want to develop apps without learning Xcode it's the best way to go.

Special thanks to this blog post which got me started. The steps on that post are now outdated since it was first published in 2011, which is why I'm updating them here. (Apple released a major update to its developer interface in April, 2013.)

Steps for enabling push notifications and in app purchases are tricky within Flash and won't be covered in this tutorial.

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Thanks, Stephen