AppStudio 8.3 Released!

We’re pleased to announce that 8.3.0 has been released.

The big news is that VoltBuilder, our replacement for PhoneGap Build, is complete. You no longer have to use PhoneGap to make native iOS and Android apps. PhoneGap itself has been discontinued by Adobe - all references to it have been removed from AppStudio.

Right now, all your need is a valid AppStudio serial number and current subscription to submit your apps. We will be hooking AppStudio into VoltBuilder’s billing system in the near future.

Here is what is new and changed in 8.3:

  1. PhoneGap Build: All references removed. PhoneGap has been discontinued by Adobe.
  2. VoltBuilder has replaced PhoneGap Build in AppStudio.
  3. VoltBuilder: work files removed after upload
  4. VoltBuilder: name of downloaded file uses project name.
  5. VoltBuilder Status: Now works like PhoneGap Status used to.
  6. VoltBuilder: Proper token now sent on submit.
  7. VoltBuilder: Use VoltBuilder API when submitting jobs.
  8. VoltBuilder: recover gracefully from bad data in config.xml.
  9. jqWidgets: Set theme properly on jqxPhotoGallery.
  10. Samples: All PhoneGap samples now reference Cordova and have been renamed.

The easiest way to get the update is on the Help menu – “Check for Updates…” or visit our Downloads page.

Is Voltbuilder your creation or third party like PhoneGap?

Also wondered what the learning curve is to start using Voltbuilder vs remaining with PWAs. which I know?

VoltBuilder was created by us. It’s for all developer, not just those using AppStudio. We created when we realized that PhoneGap shutting down was going to create a void.

VoltBuilder itself is very easy to use - easier than PhoneGap. Just fill in the properties and submit.