With this release, we're adding the ability to connect to Apple for easier iOS Certificate and Provisioning Profile management. You can now add an App Store Connect API Key to your account and with it, Appcircle will list all the certificates and provisioning profiles you have on your Apple Developer account.
To set up an API Key, check this guide:
After adding an API Key, you can add new signing identities from the Signing Identities section. For more information on how to add identities and use them, check out Signing Identities guide.
2.5.0 is released in their stable channel. You can now use this latest stable version on Appcircle.
Within this release, we bring fully built-in Appcircle support for your Self Hosted (Enterprise) for:
solutions. Click on them to see how to connect your self hosted repository within Appcircle!
If your app targets Android 11, please read the follow documentation to enable V2 Signing in your Build Profile:
iOS builds will be using Xcode 13 Beta 5 if 13.0.x is selected as Xcode version.
Appcircle is now more secure with Two Factor Authentication 🔒 Refer to this documentation to secure your account 🔑
Appcircle now supports Android V2 Signature Scheme out of the box.
Repository Connection now has a new look and feel! Refer to this documentation to see the new connection screens or dive right into connection module to check our new simplified experience!
If you use a single profile to produce multiple apps, we have written a new documentation about how to utilize your Product Variants(Android) or Multiple Targets(iOS) within Appcircle!
This release focuses on stability with optimizing the logging of the builds.
Within this release as prior to the previous release, Appcircle also supports Xcode 13 Beta 4. When 13.0.x from the Xcode Version is selected, the Xcode version will be Xcode 13 Beta 4.
iOS builds will be using Xcode 13 Beta 4 if 13.0.x is selected as Xcode version.
Added metadata (Organization ID, OS version etc.) at the beginning of the Build Logs
While manually building the workflow, Appcircle now lets you choose which workflow to trigger:
Commit Status on PR/CR is more detailed than before, you can track your progress(not only fail/success) as well, integrated with CI/CD progresses of the repository providers. More info is located at Sending the build status to repository providers documentation
Fixed a bug that on Save button not being activated while chaning config values on Store Submit
Fixed a bug that build tab showing empty column when the branch is deleted
[UI] Fixed the style of Delete button on the version list of Testing Distribution
Added FAQ section of how to delete old artifacts.
Improved Sending the build status to repository providers section for better CI/CD pipeline tracking.
Within this release, Appcircle now supports Xcode 13 Beta 2. When 13.0.x from the Xcode Version is selected, it will be using Xcode 13 Beta 2.
iOS builds will be using Xcode 13 Beta 2 if 13.0.x is selected as Xcode version.
iOS builds will be using Xcode 12.5.1 if 12.5.x is selected as Xcode version.
Google Play Store submit now supports internal channel uploads.
New profiles with Flutter iOS will have
--verbose parameters as default for easier debugging.
Increased allocated size over each build, now you can build bigger projects on Appcircle 🎉
Further optimizations towards Android side of builds. Build times are considerably faster on Android 🎉
The Date&Time which Appcircle uses on their logs now will show the local time instead of the server time.
Code gloss-over for Appcircle CLI.
If you are using an internal network, check the IP addresses you need whitelist through the document below:
Fixed a bug that Config section appearing disabled when connected to the repository for the first time
Fixed a bug that causes Store Submit modules to not show correct progress while the upload is in progress.
Fixed a bug that Copy&Set Configurations not working properly on Smartface Android profiles.
Added React Native Specific FAQ section
This release includes the new Xcode 13.0, a new CLI look&feel and marketplace to peek workflows as a bulk.
You can specify which Xcode version to use on your builds. This can also be specified on the repository and will be seamlessly fetched from the relevant repository during the Fetch Details Process. Available versions: 13.0, 12.5, 12.4, 12.3, 12.2, 12.1, 12.0, 11.7, 11.6, 11.5, 11.4, 11.3, 11.2, 11.1 and 11.0
Latest Xcode 13 beta is used on 13.0.x
Appcircle CLI has a fresh look&feel and lots of new features along with it.
Export Build Artifacts has been added for a separate step. You can remove this step and upload your files elsewhere if your artifacts have a need to be on-premise.
Setting build status updates to the repository providers - You can now send updates about a commit to the repository providers for a complete CI/CD experience.
A new workflow setting, Always run this step even if the previous steps fail has been added. The steps which has this enabled will always run.
Appcircle Marketplace has been released. Checking which features are supported built-in has never been easier!
iOS Build Servers are optimized to reduce the queue time & better performance.
Added better icons for Git providers when connecting to the repository.
Whitelist IPs are under update process, you can follow the process under Accessing Repositories in Internal Networks document.
Fixed a bug that the same commit not appearing on multiple branches.
Fixed a bug that new SSH connections being unable to fetch config.
This release includes the release of Appcircle GitHub app and the share app previews along with feature improvements.
Appcircle GitHub App - You can now connect to GitHub with the Appcircle GitHub app as an alternative to the oAuth connection.
Share App Preview Links - You can now share in-browser app preview links automatically with the testers as an alternative to app binaries. No physical device needed for testing.
Improved new workflow addition
New status bar for live build tracking and quick team switching
Workflow and trigger user interface improvements
Workflow and trigger fixes
User interface fixes
Entity deletion fixes
This is a major release with the complete revamp of the build workflows and autobuild triggers for repository-level workflows and triggers along with the new PR/MR trigger option.
Repository-level workflows - You can now define multiple workflows in a build profile and assign them to multiple branches or assign multiple workflows to the same branch. You can also clone workflows for easier management.
Repository-level triggers - You can now specify triggers in the build profile level with wildcards for branch names and workflow selection for each trigger for higher flexibility and manageability of the build profiles.
Pull request/merge request triggers - You can now trigger builds whenever you initiate a pull request or merge request from a source branch to the target branch. The build will be done with the pull/merge result. This allows testing the PR/MR result before the actual approval of the request.
Under-the-hood improvements for logging and user authentication
User interface improvements
License management fixes
User interface fixes
This major release introduces the Appcircle CLI and a new customer portal for billing and plan management along with the Appcircle distribute API.
Appcircle CLI - You can now access the Appcircle platform from the command line for custom pipelines or advanced automation use cases. Appcircle CLI is available on npm.
Appcircle Distribute API - On top of the previously released build APIs, the distribute module APIs are now available for programmatic access.
New Customer Portal - Billing and plan management is now easier and more flexible with the new customer portal.
Account and organization deletion improvements
Plan upgrade and downgrade improvements
Webhook trigger fixes
Emulator/simulator issue reporting fixes
API and API portal fixes
This release introduces the Appcircle API with the build module and all around experience features in various areas.
Appcircle API - You can now utilize the Appcircle API for programmatic access to the platform features. This release includes the build module APIs.
Personal Access Token - You can generate a token to access the Appcircle API
Webhook support for AWS CodeCommit and Azure DevOps git repositories
In-browser emulator/simulator rotation and restart features
In-browser emulator/simulator issue reporting - You can now share screenshots and notes over email while running an app preview.
System message trace ID - You can now get the trace ID for each system message for easier troubleshooting.
Flutter 2.0 support
Organization ID management improvements
Webhook URL management improvements
Logging and reporting optimizations
Webhook support fixes
SSH connection fixes
Failed plan upgrade payment fix
This release introduces the two most requested features along with the enterprise-grade role management.
Copy/Set Branch Configuration - You can now copy the configuration from a branch to other branches in the same build profile for easy replication of the same configuration.
Webhooks for Git - With the webhook support for the compatible git providers, you can enable build triggers through SSH connections without the need for app authorization
Advanced Role Management - You can now set submodule based access
Branch list viewing improvements
SSH connection improvements
User interface optimizations
Slack notification fixes
Environment variable management fixes
User interface fixes
License limit and access fixes
This release includes support for Slack notifications for the major events in all modules along with minor features and fixes.
Slack Notifications for All Modules - You can now get notified for Signing Identity, Distribute and Store Submit module events through Slack (in addition to the Build module).
Storage Management - You can now delete build artifacts and app versions in select plans.
Branch Pinning in Build Profiles - You can pin the primarily used branches in build profiles for easy access.
Artifact and binary management improvements
Slack notification improvements
Third-party connections management improvements
Improved FAQ and troubleshooting
User interface improvements towards better guidance
User interface issues in Safari
Repository connection issues
App preview sharing fixes
This release includes the automatic public store deployment feature and the introduction of a new Starter-based upgrade plan for higher Emulator/Simulator minutes.
Auto deployment to the Store Submit Module - You can now deploy your builds automatically to the Store Submit Module by enabling the setting in the build configuration
Auto upload to Public Stores - You can now upload deployed apps automatically to Google Play Console and App Store Connect
New Emulator Plan - This plan provides additional emulator minutes over the Starter plan, mainly for the standalone emulator/simulator users.
Store Submit Module improvements
Configuration tab in Smartface projects
Under-the-hood Standalone Emulator/Simulator improvements
Billing and plan info view improvements
Public store credential management fixes
Various user interface fixes
Standalone Emulator/Simulator fixes
This release is a maintenance update with all around improvements.
Direct signing identity uploads in the build module - You can add signing identities directly from the build configuration if the signing identities module is empty.
Standalone Emulator interface improvements
App sharing interface improvements
File size display and upload dialog improvements
Various user interface improvements
Repository connection fixes
Preview on device report update period fix
Emulator share link error state fix
Emulator share expiry duration fix
Plan limit update fixes
Various user interface fixes
This release includes the new in-Browser Emulator/Simulator module and Amazon Device Farm Support.
Standalone Emulator for web sites and app uploads - You can now use the "Preview on Device" feature as a standalone module with support for direct uploads and web site previews.
Device preview share - Just like sending apps to the testers, you can now share in-browser app preview links with the testers.
AWS Device Farm Support - AWS Device Farm is now available as a workflow step. You can deploy apps to AWS Device Farm and run tests as a part of your pipeline.
Preview on device fixes in line with the Standalone Emulator
Android 11 and iOS 14 support in device previews
GitLab branch listing fix
Large file upload fix
Further environment variables module fixes
This release includes experience improvements along with support for Flutter Web builds.
Flutter Web Support - You can now build your Flutter Web apps along with Flutter iOS and Android apps.
Centralized Credentials for Store Uploads - for Google Play and App Store Connect uploads, the credentials can now be saved for reuse.
Apple ID with App-specific password support for App Store Connect uploads.
Improved multi-provisioning profile support (e.g. for Apple Watch builds) in iOS builds
User experience improvements in the Store Submit module
User experience improvements in the Environment Variables Module
Theme-related UI fixes
Store upload fixes
Environment variables module fixes
Further state preservation fixes
We are excited to announce that Appcircle beta is complete and it is fully released with version 1.0. You can now use Appcircle with full set of features.
This is of course just a start of a long journey. Follow us on Twitter @appcircleio for updates.
For any questions, feedback or feature requests, just drop us a message using the in-app messaging or raise an issue in Appcircle GitHub: https://github.com/appcircleio
Send apps to Public Stores - You can now send your apps to App Store Connect through the App Store Connect API.
Theme support with Dark Mode - There is an Appcircle for everyone. You can now select between Light, Dark and the Darker modes.
Upload to Amazon S3 step - You can now deploy any file or folder to an Amazon S3 bucket with the new workflow step.
Xcode 12 GM support
User experience improvements in line with the theme support
Multimodule support fix
Billing plan fixes
State preservation fixes