Sample Project now available
We’ve published a GitHub repo with a working sample project.
Without needing to do any modifications, you can upload it to VoltBuilder, build an apk, then run it on your Android device. It’s a minimal HelloWorld style app.
Feel free to look at how it’s set up. Compare it to your project to see if it is structured properly. Starting a new project? Go ahead and use it as a template.
The project will also build for iOS, but you’ll need to be signed up for Apple’s Developer program and create certificates for it.
What VoltBuilder Does
VoltBuilder is a web front end for Apache Cordova and Ionic Capacitor. 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.
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.
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.