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Wolfgang Orth

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PhoneGap costs
« on: November 09, 2018, 11:56:41 AM »
As there is no "Apps-Section" in the forum yet, I post this here under Webserver.

The PhoneGap-website is a bit confusing, when it comes to costs.


A: PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards and is FREE. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.

But as Bruce mentioned during, of course it costs money. But I did not find any link in any menu, which points me to any statement about the costs. Using a searchengine reveals this: saying, that 1 (one) private project is for free.

There is a clickable link on the (?) pointing to

What is the difference between public and private apps?

Public apps have their source code hosted in a publicly accessible GitHub repository. Private apps have their source code hosted in a private (non-publicly accessible) GitHub repository or are created when a developer uploads a ZIP file containing the source code and assets to the PhoneGap Build service.

Yes, $10 per month is not too much when distributing a commercial product, but $120 per year have to be added to the purchase of Nettalk. I am not arguing, just wanted to point out.

Anyway, Nettalk Apps are really intriguing!


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Re: PhoneGap costs
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 12:19:26 AM »
Hi Wolfgang,

I think you need to differentiate between PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build.

PhoneGap is a free system you can install on your own computer. (Docs for doing that is outside the scope of NetTalk, but there's plenty online.)

PhoneGap Build is a service offered by Adobe where they have installed the system, and exposed it via a web API. It has a range of possible costs, but for most of us the $10 per month is the option you'll likely end up with. (That's for up to 25 projects.)