Uploading to the Apple App Store
What can I say. It just…works :) Excellent feature! – Christian, Beta tester
VoltBuilder can now automatically upload your app to Apple App Store Connect at the end of your build.
By adding your username and an app-specific password, the upload becomes another step in the build. There is nothing else to set up. Once your app is uploaded by VoltBuilder, you can send it on to Apple’s approval process to be released in the store, or to TestFlight for further testing by your users.
Any messages returned by Apple as part of the upload process are returned by VoltBuilder as usual.
You do not need a Mac to upload your apps. This is clearly of benefit if you do not have a Mac. It’s also of help for people who run their build process on Windows, but have to copy their app to a Mac (or MacInCloud session) so they can upload.
Setting up Upload to the Apple App Store
What VoltBuilder Does
VoltBuilder is a replacement for PhoneGap Build. It builds native executables (.apk and .ipa) for Android and iOS from web apps. These executables can be augmented with native code plugins which extend capabilities far beyond what is possible in Web Apps and PWAs.
It works as a web service. Zip your project, upload to VoltBuilder, and download executables for Android or iOS or send them directly to the Apple Store.
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 started 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.
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.
The same core group of developers has been at work on AppStudio for many years. We enjoy what we’re doing - we’ve built a loyal base of customers by treating them fairly and providing great support.
How to Get Started
Visit https://volt.build for more information, to sign up and get started. You can use the Free plan for limited testing, or sign up for a trial of the Indy or Pro plans. The first 15 days are free: you can cancel at any time.
If you’re coming from PhoneGap, there is a PhoneGap Migration Guide. You can also use the tutorial.
There is also a one minute video, showing you how to submit your app and download the result.