Adobe Apollo Bundle for TextMate

Adobe Apollo Bundle for TextMate

Since the announcement of Adobe’s new cross-platform runtime, Apollo, I’ve been busy building sample applications and dreaming up new ideas. To make this easier, I created a quick Apollo bundle for TextMate. It’s very basic, but it gets the job done. It includes the following items:

  • Application Descriptor Template
  • Debug Command – launches a debug instance of your app.
  • Package Command – packages your app.

To install, simply download the bundle, unzip, and double-click to install into TextMate. Note: the bundle makes two assumptions about your development environment.

  1. The Apollo SDK is installed in “/Applications/apollo” on your machine.
  2. Your application descriptor XML file should be called “app.xml”.

If either of these assumptions don’t match your setup, you can easily change them by editing the bundle in TextMate.

Download the Apollo TextMate bundle.

Oh, and of course this bundle is totally open source (MIT License). If you make any changes or improvements, please let me know and I’ll keep this post updated. If there’s sufficient need, I can setup a dedicated page for it on as well as a SVN repository.

Jon Henshaw
Co-Founder and President

Jon is the Co-founder and President of Raven Internet Marketing Tools.

Jon is the Co-founder and President of Raven Internet Marketing Tools.

  • Richard Herrera

    Just what I was looking for, Tyler. Danke schön!

  • Tyler Hall

    Glad you like it, Richard.

  • Richard Herrera

    Actually, the bundle makes another assumption that you are in a project environment. I first tried the bundle in a single-page environment, and the app failed. Once I opened in project view, everything was fine.

  • sectore

    A few days ago I asked on my blog “… Is there anyone out there to create an Apollo bundle script for TextMate…” ;-). And I’ve found it here – that’s great, thanks for sharing.

    For further information about setting up Textmate for Apollo have a look on:


  • Matthew Wallace


    Thanks for putting this together. I was using Flex Builder but I love textmate. I hope to start using this soon as I am moving toward more AIR and Flex Development. Maybe I will be a super Ninja Coder like you one day.

  • Jon Henshaw

    Matt, I wish I could take the credit, but this was all Tyler.