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Apptimize

Learn how forward-thinking product teams fuel data-driven growth through Apptimize’s Mobile A/B Testing and Release Management platform. […]

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AppManager

A simple tool that let’s you upload hundreds of different and localised screenshots, metadata and app previews to App Store Connect with a single click. AppManager lets you drag and drop in all your screenshots and it will figure out device sizes, ordering and localisations based on file name. Metadata can also be uploaded for multiple localisations in a simple CSV or JSON format. All your screenshots get saved on AppManager’s servers so in case App Store Connect is not available it will automatically retry uploading your screenshots and you’ll get a notification once all screenshots are uploaded. […]

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Nevercode

A cloud-based continuous integration and delivery platform that helps you release defect-free mobile apps. Nevercode will automatically detect and configure your iOS, Cordova and Ionic projects from GitHub and Bitbucket. Then the code signing collector will fetch all signing files for you. You can run UI and unit tests using Appium, XCTest or KIF, and target real devices or multiple simulators, or catch potential bugs with static code analysis. You can also share your build status with your team instantly via Slack, HipChat or Email and deploy to iTunes Connect, HockeyApp, Crashlytics and Testfairy. […]

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BuildTry

A simple online over-the-air app distribution service. BuildTry provides a super simple free alternative to the more complex distribution services such as TestFlight, Crashlytics, HockeyApp, etc. No need to manage user groups, or wait for processing, you just upload your IPA or APK and it gives you a link to share with your testers. Links expire after 15 days and allow 25 installations per app, and uploaded apps must be under 400MB. […]

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fastlane Plugins

A new, modular way to create and distribute actions for fastlane. fastlane Plugins allow actions to be added faster because they aren√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t bundled into the main fastlane repository, giving everyone the power to invent, share, and deploy new plugins without waiting for PRs to be approved and gems to be updated. Developers can find new and existing plugins right from fastlane with the ‘search_plugins’ command and quickly add them your workflow with the ‘add_plugin’ command. […]

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Boombox

Embeddable and hosted TestFlight beta sign-up forms. Boombox lets you quickly and easily set up a form that makes it really simple for your users to sign up as TestFlight beta testers. After authenticating with iTunes Connect you are given a form that you can embed in your own site, and a hosted version in case you don’t have a site. You can also optionally add a URL to which users are redirected after they successfully sign up, and there’s Mailchimp integration to automatically add your new beta testers to a email list. Boombox is currently free while in beta. […]

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InstallFish

An app distribution platform for iOS and Android. InstallFish lets you choose your URL, from which your clients or testers can download & install your app directly to their device. You can password protect the whole process, prompt for installer details or omit all that and let them get the app with a single click. Accounts start at free for unlimited installs of up to 5 apps, but you can pay to get access to extra features such as customisable branding, logo and background, or a complete branded App Store. It also integrates with Slack, HipChat, email and the command line. […]

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Buddybuild

A mobile continuous integration and continuous delivery platform for iOS and Android. With Buddybuild, a git push to Github, BitBucket, GitLab or any other git server automatically kicks off a new build and runs any tests for your app. It can also deploy builds to users while managing UDIDs, iOS provisioning profiles and signing identities automatically, or submit to TestFlight using the built-in iTunes Connect integration. The visual bug reporter can capture annotated screenshots and sends them right to buddybuild or your favorite bug tracker, and crash reporting is build in to the drop-in SDK. […]

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Buildkite

A self-hosted CI/CD platform that gives you control over your development workflow. Buildkite supports any language or platform including Xcode builds, and can run on various environments including OS X and Linux. You can configure powerful pipelines that run steps in parallel across multiple build agents, and take advantage of automation tools to share data between build steps and across agents. There’s a complete API that lets you access your data and control your pipeline, or you could use the Boxkite app by Reformed Software to manage your Buildkite builds from your iPhone and Apple Watch. […]

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