(VoltBuilder is one of the alternatives to PhoneGap Build. We will post news about VoltBuilder when we have something new. Feel free to ask questions!)
VoltBuilder now has an API for submitting jobs. You can submit now jobs to VoltBuilder from an app.
Possible uses are:
VoltBuilder now supports Xcode 12 and iOS 14
The VoltBuilder servers are now using Xcode 12, the latest update from Apple. This allows you to build apps for iOS 14, which was released last week by Apple. The last release of Xcode supported by PhoneGap Build is 9.5.
You don’t need to make any changes to your project to use the new release: all VoltBuilder jobs are now processed using it.
We've posted an article: 'Why use a Build Service?"
Building an executable is the last step before submitting your app to the Android or Apple stores. Why should it be the hardest?
VoltBuilder now uploads to the Apple Store!
What can I say. It just…works 🙂 Excellent feature! – Christian, Beta tester
VoltBuilder can now automatically upload your app to iTunes App 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.
VoltBuilder now uploads to the Google Play Store!
By adding Google Play Key, 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 be released in the store, or for further testing by your users.
Any messages returned by Google as part of the upload process are returned by VoltBuilder as part of the usual build process. There is no change to your VoltBuilder work flow - but you save a few steps when the build is complete by not needing to upload yourself.
There are a few steps which need to be done to get the Google Play Key, which authorizes VoltBuilder to upload apps on your behalf. Here’s how to set up upload to Google Play.
We just posted a GitHub repo with a sample project: https://github.com/voltbuilder/samples
This is a fairly minimal running project which creates a working Android app. Feel free to use it as the basis for your project, or to test extra features.