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Phongap Build Dead?

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  • Phongap Build Dead?


    Bit out of the loop but I did see about the changes for submitting to Apple but I thought Android was a go still.

    Today I was on my phonegap account and it says I am using 15 of my 1 available applications. (Free Plan). I was on a $10 paid plan. It looks like they stopped billing that in December.

    Now it looks like I can't upgrade to that account again, and without a paid account you can't get any real support from Adobe.

    Anyways so I now get the Private app limit exceeded error when submitting apps.

    Is it officially dead and I need to setup my own build environment? Or does someone know a work around?

  • #2
    I'll update this for anyone else that has this issue.
    In short my subscription was cancelled due to a billing error. There is no way to reactivate an account that has been cancelled according to Adobe billing or sales. And no way to sign up to the service again.

    Looks like I will need to setup a local build service, unless someone is aware of an alternative.


    • #3
      I am in a similar situation.
      Before I dive in, how difficult is it to set up the local build services?
      (Admittedly I'm trying to avoid learning anything new)


      • #4
        It's not terrible.

        There is a new tool to check if you are setup properly in the pre release build. It doesn't work for me though (I am setup but it shows false)

        I had some issues, mostly because my dev client is running on an emulated machine (AWS workspace). So things are installed in locations that aren't visible to other programs, I can't run Android studio emulation etc. But the CLI build is working.

        If you are running on a normal system you should have no issues.

        Do be aware if you've previous installed any of the required components (java etc) and you install the new ones you may have system variables you set years ago that point to the old ones. Delete the old variables.


        • #5
          Mobile developing is today a hard job. Requirements change fast so many have give up and use other options.

          There is few other options available. Do you really need a device installed app or is a web application enough for mobile. You can check here what web can do. (Note that you can also by pass some limitations using third party services for example twilio for sms).

          An other option is to use Alpha Launch. That will continue to work.

          One option is also to use Alpha Transform which now has also single license available. You really can actually build apps because it has tpl and for example json support for third party servers and you can design your app to work offline. Connectors are available and role management.

          And then there is pwa.