Mention What Is The Difference Between Phonegap And Phonegap Build?Report
Phonegap keeps running on your desktop and you are required to have the development device of the environment you need to arrange for. So for iOS you require XCode installed. This takes into account more setup control and more access to plugins at the cost of more complexity.
Phonegap Build is “in the cloud” and makes it simple to build all targets at once. You simply upload your html/css/js in a zip file and they build it on every supported platforms. You can then upload the resulting binaries to the appropriate app stores.