Setup PhoneGap Build and Get Authentication Token

To test your app on a device or submit to the app stores with AppPresser, you need to create a free PhoneGap Build account and get an authentication token that you copy/paste into your app builder.

Visit https://build.phonegap.com to setup a free account, and follow along with the video.

PhoneGap Build Auth Token

After you've created your account, login to your Phonegap Build account. Click on the user icon at the top right and go to 'Edit Account', then click the 'Client Applications' tab. 

Copy the Authentication Token, and add it to the PhoneGap Build Auth Token field under the Build and Preview tab.  If you do not see the Authentication Tokens, press Reset/Create under the Authentication Tokens box.

Paste your token, save, and then refresh the page.

With that Authentication token in place, you each time you press "Build App" it will be automatically compiled for your device. After building, you will see a QR code that you can scan with your phone to install the app right away. (You can use any QR scanning app to scan the QR code)

Note: iOS devices require signing keys, so you won't be able to test on iOS until you add those. Android devices will work right away.

You get one app for free, if you need more than that you'll need a paid account. If you see build errors on a free account, it might be because you are trying to build more than one app.

How to Get iOS Signing Keys

To test on your iOS device, you will need an Apple developer account

Next you need to generate a .p12 and provisioning profile for development, which is used to test the app on your device. 

We can generate these for you for free, please email us with your Apple developer login information.

If you'd like to create the signing keys yourself, please see this documentation for help.