Which Cordova builder should I use for iOS?

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Post » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:30 pm

Hello all,

I realise there are many threads with such titles as, 'how do i make iphone games' and the like. I have looked through these and have not come to a definitive answer for which builder to use; Phonegap? Cocoon.io? XDK? Cocoon.io looks the easiest option, and I see a wealth of tutorials for it combined with Google Play - but can it also publish to the Apple App Store easily?

I would really appreciate any feedback on these platforms in regards to easy publishing for iOS.

Thanks in advance
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Post » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:20 pm

Well XDK will cease to exist this summer.
Cocoon is nice, but you will have to shell out hundreds of $ to remove the splashcreen if it bothers you.
I personally like Phonegap, it's free, no splashcreen and has short compiling time. For iOS (and other platforms) , you will have to read the doc on how to configure your project (setting up the icons and such in the config.xml ).
None of these services are problem-free, but most of the time the solution can be found online.
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Post » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:39 pm

AekiroStudio wrote:Well XDK will cease to exist this summer.
Cocoon is nice, but you will have to shell out hundreds of $ to remove the splashcreen if it bothers you.
I personally like Phonegap, it's free, no splashcreen and has short compiling time. For iOS (and other platforms) , you will have to read the doc on how to configure your project (setting up the icons and such in the config.xml ).
None of these services are problem-free, but most of the time the solution can be found online.


Thank you @AekiroStudio thats interesting info.

Now that you have said Phonegap seems to be your winner, do you know if the Construct 2 IAP and Game Centre standard plugins still function after export in Phonegap, unlike Cocoon which uses its own custom made plugins?

I see the tutorial by @Ashley on exporting with Cordova, which also has a brief summary on PhoneGap. However, it does not mention 'setting up the icons and such in the config.xml'. Do you know of any other tutorials of more detail?
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Post » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:07 pm

do you know if the Construct 2 IAP and Game Centre standard plugins still function after export in Phonegap

I've never used them before but they should work.

For the configuration:
http://docs.phonegap.com/phonegap-build ... nd-splash/

Its better for you to test both, there isn't a huge learning curve for neither of them, so that won't take you a lot of time.
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Post » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:28 pm

AekiroStudio wrote:
do you know if the Construct 2 IAP and Game Centre standard plugins still function after export in Phonegap

I've never used them before but they should work.

For the configuration:
http://docs.phonegap.com/phonegap-build ... nd-splash/

Its better for you to test both, there isn't a huge learning curve for neither of them, so that won't take you a lot of time.


Ok thanks - that looks like its what I need. I will try with Phonegap first and get back to you!
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