Since October 2020, Adobe has discontinued PhoneGap Build and ended investment in PhoneGap, so PhoneGap Build cannot be used to build WP-AppKit apps anymore. To address this issue, since version 1.6.0 WP-AppKit allows to build apps directly with Cordova tools, or to use the Voltbuilder online service.
Here we will see how to build your WP-AppKit app with VoltBuilder.
Configure your WP-AppKit app
On WordPress side, in your WP-AppKit app edition panel, select the “Android – Native – VoltBuilder” platform, and configure your app theme and app components as for any WP-AppKit app (see Getting Started).
Then setup VoltBuilder config in the “VoltBuilder” box (App name, App ID, etc), as detailed in our “Getting Stated – Build native app” section.
Then click the “VoltBuilder – Export” button:
Dowload the exported zip file on your computer.
Build with VoltBuilder
Connect to VoltBuilder, go to “Upload” section and directly upload the previously download zip export:
VoltBuilder then builds the app and, when finished, gives you a QR code that you can scan to install your app.
Enjoy building your WP-AppKit apps with VoltBuilder!