May 30, 2018
Introducing: Ionic builds for Android apps
Following the recent addition of the Android workflow, we're excited to announce that Buddy now supports Ionic builds!
For Ionic developers new to Buddy, this means you can now automate the entire delivery process down to a single push to Git – from building APK packages, to releasing them to the Google Store:
Automating Ionic Delivery
- The article below is a brief breakdown of Ionic delivery features. For detailed instructions, head to our Continuous Integration & Deployment for Android apps guide.
- For now Buddy only supports Android builds. We are going to add iOS support in the future.
Running Ionic builds
The new build is available in the Android section of pipeline actions. It features the same configuration details as the regular Android build action, yet with an extra Node Version section:
The next screen brings the details of the Docker container (environment) where the build is performed:
Signing the APK
Instead of storing the keys to your store in the repository (which is not very safe, to be honest), you can safely upload the keys to the pipeline's filesystem and use it to automatically sign your build:
Sign APK action details
Publishing to Google Play
The last step is publishing the built and signed APK to the Google Store. Buddy has a dedicated action for that, too:
Publishing Andrioid app
The action requires creating a private key and permissions for Google Play. You can learn how to do it here
Need help setting up your workflow?
Reach out on the Intercom or drop a word to email@example.com with a short description of your workflow and we'll show you how to configure a pipeline for your process.
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