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Installing the Platform Assistant on a Mac

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The Mac OS X installer for the Platform Assistant (PAServer) and for the PAServer Manager is named PAServer15.0.pkg.

The installer is located in two places:

Download the .pkg file to a directory on the Mac, and double-click the .pkg file, as described on this page.


Installer Also Installs PAServer Manager

The Platform Assistant Server installer (the .pkg file) installs these two apps:

App Name Description

PAServer 15.0.app

The Platform Assistant server, a Mac app for developing multi-device apps. Connects the Appmethod IDE with the Mac (and, for the iOS platform, with the iOS simulator or iOS device). PAServer is required for Mac or iOS apps only.

For more information, see Running the Platform Assistant on a Mac.

PAServer Manager.app

A GUI app that runs on the Mac and allows you to start and manage multiple instances of PAServer on the Mac.

For more information, see:

Steps to Install the Platform Assistant on a Mac

  1. On the Mac, download the .pkg file to a local directory from one of the locations given above.
  2. Double-click the .pkg file in the Finder. This launches the InstallAnywhere installer for the Platform Assistant Server:
    Installing PAServerXE7.png
  3. Select your language (such as English), and click OK.
  4. On the "Please choose a destination folder" page, you can change the installation location or accept the default. By default, the Platform Assistant is installed in the main Applications directory.
  5. Continue until the installer completes.

The Platform Assistant is now installed, and you can run the Platform Assistant.

To Uninstall the Platform Assistant on a Mac

Note: You do not need to uninstall a previous version of the Platform Assistant to install a newer version. Different versions of the Platform Assistant may coexist in your system and run side by side as long as you use a different port for each running instance.

To uninstall the Platform Assistant server, delete the outdated PAServer <version>.app. Use 'Move to Trash' on the Mac.

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