What is VoltBuilder?
VoltBuilder is a replacement for PhoneGap Build.
It works as a web service. Zip your project, upload to VoltBuilder, and download executables for Android or iOS.
We were users of PhoneGap Build long before they became part of Adobe. One by one, the friends we made at Nitobi drifted away and PhoneGap itself withered. We realized we and our customers were going to have a big problem unless something was done.
In designing VoltBuilder, we had the advantage of starting with a clean slate. We were able to simplify and speed up the workflow. We also kept it framework neutral: VoltBuilder does not use any other AppStudio products, nor does it restrict the use of other frameworks. There is nothing to install.
VoltBuilder compared to PhoneGap Build
|Android API version||API 28 (Android 9)||API 29 (Android 10)|
|Signing keys||Stored on Adobe server||Only uploaded during build|
|Source code||Stored on Adobe server||Only uploaded during build|
|Targets||Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8||Android, iOS|
|Google Play Store compliant||Until Aug 3, 2020||Yes|
|Apple iTunes compliant||Until Jun 30, 2020||Yes|
|Submit from||Windows, MacOS||Windows, MacOS|
|Build size||Can be smaller|
|Build time||Can be faster|
Who is NSB Corporation?
We started in 1993 at the introduction of the Newton to fill the need for easier to use development tools. Our first product, NS Basic/Newton, was a success. When the Newton was cancelled, we introduced NS Basic/Palm. It also did well, so we added NS Basic/CE.