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Last updated : Oct 27, 2021
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Oct 2021
Adopt ? We feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.

Releasing applications for iOS involves a code-signing step. Although supported by Apple's toolchain, the process can be cumbersome, error prone and full of unexpected surprises. We're happy to report that fastlane, already our tool of choice for automating the release process of mobile applications, provides a better solution: match is integrated into fastlane's smooth process, and it implements a new approach to manage code signing for teams. Instead of storing the signing keys in the developer's macOS keychain — the default approach — the new approach revolves around storing the keys and certificates in a Git repository. This not only makes it easier to on-board new team members and set up new development machines; in our experience, it also is the easiest method to integrate signing into continuous delivery pipelines.

Nov 2017
Adopt ? We feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.

Web application developers have it easy when it comes to simplifying and automating diverse application workflows; they can choose from a variety of solutions to help automate release processes. When developing for mobile, however, we're dealing with two operating systems with two different ways of building, testing, distribution, generating screenshots, signing and distributing applications. To help ease the pain, our teams have adopted fastlane as the go-to tool to automate the release process for iOS and Android applications. Using simple configurations and multiple pipelines, they can achieve continuous delivery for mobile development.

Nov 2016
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

fastlane is our go-to tool for automating most of the boring activities involved in getting iOS and Android mobile apps built, tested, documented and provisioned. Simple configuration, a range of tooling and multiple pipelines make this a key ingredient in doing continuous delivery for mobile.

Published : Nov 07, 2016

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