New verbose Flag Controls Log Output
VoltBuilder produces a log of each run, which gives all the messages for each step. If the build fails, it automatically does an analysis of the log and reports the most serious error message.
We’ve found in most cases, that message is enough so that the issue can be resolved. The full log is not needed.
VoltBuilder now has a new flag in voltbuilder.json which can be used to control the amount of log output. If set to true, the full output of the build is output to the log. If set to
false, dramatically less output is produced.
We’ll be leaving the default setting to show the verbose log until Oct 15, 2022. After that, the default will be the shorter log. Use this flag to see the full log.
What VoltBuilder Does
VoltBuilder is an easy to use wrapper for Apache Cordova and Ionic Capacitor. It builds native executables (.apk, .aab 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.