PhoneGap Build, the service that helps you compile mobile apps for multiple platforms, has moved out of private beta to be tested by all developers.
Now the Build service is out of closed beta so we can all use it. A pricing plan has also been proposed. There's a free "Developer" tier but this only gives you one private app with a limit of 30 builds per month. It does however allow an unlimited number of open-source apps.
The paid for subscriptions range from "Starter" at $12 per month, for 3 apps, through "Team" at $30 per month for 10 apps and 3 users to "Corporate" at $90 per month for 25 apps and 10 users. In each case an annual subscription gives you 12 months for the price of 10 and an infinite number of open-source apps are included in all of them.
With PhoneGap Build creating cross-platform mobile apps comes down to a three-step process:
- Upload it to the PhoneGap Build service
- Get back apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, Palm, Symbian, Blackberry and more.
October 18: Revised pricing plans remove build limits and changers terminology
Callback and PhoneGap Build
PhoneGap making changes
If you want to know about using PhoneGap without Build see Harry Fairhead's article Getting started with PhoneGap.
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