What steps submitting an iPhone web-app written in DreamWeaver CS5.5?

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I am considering using DreamWeaver to write a web app and deploying it to iPhone and Android. I watched a great video on this on Lynda.com. But I need to learn the steps AFTER completing the app on DreamWeaver, to submit the app to the Apple Store.

- Does the program need to be imported into Xcode?
- How is the Bitcode created? I heard that after DreamWeaver, I need to import it into Xcode.
- Where do I assign the high-resolution bitmap for the app? I saw that [using DreamWeaver] I have the ability to assign only one image as an App Icon. But watching the Xcode video I saw there is a high res and a low res version of that same icon which the developer must assign.

Whee can I learn about the steps needed to get a DreamWeaver created web app compiled into the iPhone bit code format?

Thanks!
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curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Thanks!

Correct me if I'm wrong...

I do not need PhoneGap just to test the DreamWeaver created web-app on my own iPhone or Android. I do need PhoneGap to compile the program and submit it to the App Store.

But I do need a Development Team, create on the Apple Developer's site, if I want to test a DW app on my iPhone.

Let me know...
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.
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You need to get clear on your terms.  

A web app is just that: something that is accessed through a browser and thus does not need to be brought into XCode or compiled.  You post it to a web server and that's it.  Testing is handled via browsers only.

A native app is something that IS compiled into a package and uploaded through the app store for review.  Those do need:

1) Apple Developer Account
2) Lots of certificates that you will find out how to create once you create the developer account
3) A Macintosh computer to upload the files when ready
4) Images and icons in various sizes that you will get information about when developing the account.

For testing an app, you need to compile it to an ipk file using a developer's certificate and a list of device IDs (UDID's).  Those devices are the only ones that can run the testing app.  To load a testing app, you do File | Add File To Library from iTunes and select the ipk file.  That will let you synch it to the device and test from there.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I say "web app" to differentiate it from a "native app", but we are talking about iPhone and Android apps.  I am using DreamWeaver with web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery Mobile to write the app. Once done, I need to submit it to the App Store for approval and sale.

Are you saying people distribute iPhone web apps in clear HTML and jQuery? I thought PhoneGap behaved like Appcelerator, which compiles web apps into the format required by iPhone.

I do have a MacBook Pro (running Xcode 4) and an Apple Developer Account but have not yet dealt with creating certificates.

Curious about whether the target platform of a DreamWeaver created web app is the browser...
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.
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>> Curious about whether the target platform of a DreamWeaver created web app is the browser...

A web app is targeted to the browser.  PhoneGap converts web apps to native apps.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I plan to use PhoneGap and will read through those links you'd sent.

Thanks.

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