Building Develop IOS Version produces IPA instead of APP

Is there a way to produce .app file instead of .ipa so that it can be used in simulators ?

my voltbuilder.json file has the following config:


“iosDevP12”: “xxx”,
“iosDevP12Password”: “yyy”,
“iosDevelopment”: “zzz”,
“iosPackageType”: “app-store”,
“platform”: “ios”,
“release”: “debug”,
“serial”: “{my serial}”

Here’s an easy way that worked for me for a debug IPA with a development profiles:

  1. Unzip the IPA to get the Payload folder.
  2. Within the Payload folder is the app executable.
  3. Drag and drop the app to an open simulator. (You might see a green add button when you drag it over the simulator)

It should install that app on that simulator.

Thank you, that works