Recently I’ve been working on some really cool iOS related open source tools. All those run independently from each other. This changes with fastlane.
There is a really cool website about the project: https://fastlane.tools
With fastlane you define how your app needs to get released to the App Store (or beta testing service).
- Connect all tools, part of the fastlane toolchain to work seamlessly together
- Define different deployment lanes for App Store deployment, beta builds or testing
- Deploy from any computer
- Jenkins Integration: Show the output directly in the Jenkins test results
- Write your own actions (extensions) to extend the functionality of fastlane
- Store data like the Bundle Identifier or your Apple ID once and use it across all tools
- Never remember any difficult commands, just fastlane
- Easy setup, which helps you getting up and running very fast
- Shared context, which is used to let the different deployment steps communicate with each other
- Store everything in git. Never lookup the used build commands in the Jenkins configs
- Saves you hours of preparing app submission, uploading screenshots and deploying the app for each update
- Very flexible configuration using a fully customizable Fastfile
- Once up and running, you have a fully working Continuous Deployment process. Just trigger fastlane and you’re good to go.