We've build a new version with improved mobile support (details below) - but we haven't been able to test it with an iOS device. However, it does work correctly with Android emulator and we think that you should be able to get it to run with an Apple tablet.
This how it all works:
1) Deployment is a separate MSBuild step. Typically you might 'build' first' then 'deploy'. You set a project to be deployable by checking the 'Deploy' box in Build | Configuration manager. This is only available for mobile projects, so you must start with a Flash or Flex mobile project. Also such a project will display a 'Deploy' Project Properties tab with all the relevant properties that you need to set (passwords, provisioning, etc.)
2) Deployment occurs by Amethyst calling the batch file deploy-ios.bat or deploy-android.bat. These are in 'C:\ProgramData\SapphireSteel Software\Amethyst 2010' and you can modify them as you wish. Essentially a set of parameters is collected from the project properties (like the iOS provisioning file) and passed to the bat file which then executes the appropriate 'packager'. The iOS file currently does nothing useful (because I don't think you can deploy from windows - but I could be wrong here). Anyway, if you want try hard coding that file to do what you want and see if you can get the image copied onto the tablet. Set @echo on to see output displayed in the VS Output Window pane.
3) The second step is the debugger activation. This can be either over straight TCP/IP (WIFI) or USB. In the first case, the debugger attempts to start the app and then listens on port 7935 for an inbound connect from the app. For an Android app, the debugger starts the app, and connects. For an iOS app, you will have to start it manually, the app should then connect to the debugger and you're away. For USB debugging (when the tablet is connected via a USB cable, you have to check the USB option in the Deploy page). When the debugger is launched, it tries to forward port 7936. It does this (currently) by using the Android port forwarder utility, so it's a good idea to install the Android SDK. However, you can do this manually or whatever is required by iOS (this is where my knowledge of iOS runs out, but see this link for some more info http://forums.adobe.com/message/4325942
). If Amethyst can't forward the port, it will complain but continue. The debugger then connects to port 7936 (which is why it has to be forwarded) and repeatedly tries to do this until it finds something it can talk to. The number of retries is set in Tools | Options |Debugger | Amethyst (as is the USB forwarding port - but don't change that - I think it's hard coded in AIR).
4) The tool (which the deploy batch file uses) is the 'adt' tool from the Adobe AIR SDK. A new one (beta 3) has just been released, so make sure you use the latest SDK. If you can get a command line to work, I can incorporate this into the ios_deploy.bat and the debugger start up commands. You'll also need to set the path to adt in the Tools |Options|Projects|Amethyst settings
I'm out until Wednesday, but see how far you get with the above.
LInks are here http://www.sapphiresteel.com/downloads/amethyst_beta/amethyst_VS2008_1_6_0_1361f.zip