Continuous Delivery of iOS Applications with Visual Studio Team Services

We are happy to announce an Apple App Store extension that allows deploying iOS applications to the Apple App Store via Team Services or Team Foundation Server (2015 Update 3 or later). Along with the Google Play extension, this provides a good story for continuous deployment of iOS and Android mobile applications via Team Services and TFS.

The Apple App Store extension uses Fastlane which is a popular open source tool for mobile developers. The code for the extension is open source and available publicly on GitHub.

The extension provides 2 build/release tasks and a service endpoint to manage your Apple App Store/iTunes Connect credentials. The tasks allow you to:

  • Upload a build for an existing app to TestFlight for beta testing.
  • Upload a build for an existing app along with metadata and screenshots to iTunes Connect.
  • Submit your app for review to the Apple App Store.

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Check out the demo video:

Try it out and send us feedback/report issues on our GitHub repository.

Cheers!

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