14 December 2011
Before starting this tutorial:
Once you have an app that you've tested, you're ready to create a release build of your application, with your own private signing key. This tutorial describes the process for doing just that.
You can use the sample app included with the sample files for this article as an example, or you can follow the steps outlined here using your own app.
You should already have registered for a free Apple developer account and downloaded the iOS SDK. If you haven't done that yet, see Building a mobile app with PhoneGap: Creating your first app for more details.
Note: To complete this tutorial you will need to enroll in the iOS Developer Program. This program has a $99 yearly fee. The enrollment process can take a few hours or up to a few days.
You'll also need to download and install Xcode on a system running Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
After installing Xcode, the first step is to import the project you built with Dreamweaver into Xcode.
You'll need to create a provisioning profile to get your application onto your device. This section will guide you through setting up the necessary certificates and getting your iOS device and Mac provisioned properly.
Next, you need to request a development certificate.
Switching from a debug version of your application to a release version is straightforward.
You have just created a release build of your application and installed it onto your device.
In this tutorial, you learned how to create a provisioning profile and a certificate used to build and install a release build of your application on your device.
Now that you have created a release build on iOS, you may want to step through the following articles:
For information on setting up your provisioning profile, see the iOS Provisioning Portal website.
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