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iOS Specific Workflow Steps

The steps listed below are specific to the iOS build profiles.

You can find the full list of available workflow steps in our workflow marketplace and under each workflow step in this document, you can find the related repository URL, which also includes the documentation for the related step.

Xcode Select (Version)

This step is used to specify the Xcode version to be used during the build process.

https://github.com/appcircleio/appcircle-xcode-select-component

Cocoapods Install

Runs the Cocoapods install command for dependency management.

https://github.com/appcircleio/appcircle-cocoapods-component/

Install Certificates and Profiles

This step install the selected certificates and the provisioning profile for the build.

https://github.com/appcircleio/appcircle-ios-install-certificates-and-profiles-component

Xcodebuild for Devices (Archive & Export)

This step builds your application for iOS devices in ARM architecture, which is required for the Share With Testers feature or any other means of iOS distribution.

https://github.com/appcircleio/appcircle-ios-build-sign-component

Xcodebuild for iOS Simulator

This step builds your application for the iOS Simulator in x86 architecture which is required for the Preview on Device feature. This step creates an unsigned xarchive file.

https://github.com/appcircleio/appcircle-ios-build-simulator

Xcodebuild for Testing

This step builds your application for testing.

https://github.com/appcircleio/appcircle-ios-build-for-testing

Xcodebuild for Unit and UI Tests

This step performs unit and UI tests for your iOS applications. This does not "build" your app, but uses the "xcodebuild" command to run tests. To build your app for testing, please refer to the previous workflow step.

https://github.com/appcircleio/appcircle-ios-test-component/