I would like to first apologize for the confusion. AppBuilder
does allow building and manually uploading your app to a mobile store, but this option is part of the Publishing
wizard. The Build
menu only allows you to use a development
provisioning for the app. The Publish
menu, on the other hand, allows you to sign the app with a distribution
certificate. Then when the application package is built you can choose whether to submit it to the mobile stores manually or use AppBuilder
to connect to a store and submit the app.
All options for app distribution through AppBuilder
are described in this section
of our documentation. I hope the information clears the matter a bit and we will be happy to further assist if you have more questions.