No manual​ ​Deployment​ of ​Builds!

Posted on Dec 03, 2020
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Buildpan empowers the mobile application developers with the power of automating the process sending automated mails with downloadable links of the builds(.ipa &.apk) files regularly whenever a new build is created , hence notifying the team members (QA ,clients etc). Manually sending builds to teams is really an iterative and tedious job , automating this directly saves 37% of the developers time.

Buildpan automates this entire process through slack & e-mail , making it a one time process while setting up the account at initial stages.

For​ ​any​ ​application​ ​there​ ​are​ ​many​ ​potential​ ​stakeholders​ ​who​ ​need​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​builds​ ​and updates​ ​throughout​ ​development.​ ​Whether​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​external​ ​beta​ ​testers,​ ​an​ ​internal​ ​QA team,​ ​the​ ​Project​ ​Manager,​ ​or​ ​a​ ​Company​ ​Executive,​ ​developers​ ​must​ ​have​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​send any​ ​build​ ​of​ ​their​ ​app​ ​out​ ​to​ ​stakeholders​ ​on​ ​demand.

For​ ​traditional​ ​web​ ​applications,​ ​sending​ ​a​ ​specific​ ​build​ ​is​ ​as​ ​easy​ ​as​ ​sharing​ ​a​ ​URL​ ​of​ ​webpage. However​ ​to​ ​share​ ​a​ ​mobile​ ​app,​ ​developers​ ​must​ ​ensure​ ​stakeholders​ ​can​ ​install​ ​and​ ​open​ ​the app​ ​on​ ​their​ ​device.

Because​ ​of​ ​Apple’s​ ​added​ ​security​ ​requirements,​ ​this​ ​is​ ​a​ ​particularly​ ​time-consuming​ ​and​ ​often frustrating​ ​process​ ​for​ ​iOS​ ​developers.​ ​Distributing​ ​an​ ​iOS​ ​app​ ​to​ ​any​ ​new​ ​stakeholder​ ​or​ ​test device​ ​is​ ​an​ ​extremely​ ​convoluted​ ​process​ ​that​ ​introduces​ ​significant​ ​friction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​development process.​ ​Making​ ​a​ ​new​ ​stakeholder’s​ ​device​ ​available​ ​for​ ​testing​ ​and​ ​sending​ ​the​ ​application​ ​to that​ ​stakeholder​ ​can​ ​take​ ​days,​ ​wasting​ ​the​ ​development​ ​team​ ​and​ ​the​ ​stakeholder’s​ ​time. Furthermore,​ ​if​ ​you​ ​cannot​ ​send​ ​a​ ​build​ ​to​ ​a​ ​stakeholder​ ​and​ ​trust​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​reliably install​ ​it,​ ​a​ ​development​ ​team​ ​will​ ​be​ ​less​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​send​ ​out​ ​builds​ ​at​ ​all.Buildpan automates this entire process updating the team regularly through mails & slack groups whenever a new build is created helping developers with multitasking capability.

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