Anyone experiencing slow build times with App Platform?

I tried Apps for a couple of times to build my simple app in React and a REST API service, but these build times are insane. Building an app takes 15-20 minutes (sometimes even longer). Comparing to other similar hosting where it takes 1-2 minutes to build the app.

This is a real deal breaker for me, I really want to use Apps but this doesn’t work for me. I also tried multiple plans, such as dedicated cpu but this doesn’t speed up the process.

Are there more users with this problem?

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Greg M
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May 25, 2022


Have you tried enabling the build performance beta feature in the app settings page? We are actively working on build performance improvements. Hopefully this will speed up your build times.

Best, Greg