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Mobile DevOps Playbook

By : Moataz Nabil
Book Image

Mobile DevOps Playbook

By: Moataz Nabil

Overview of this book

To build mobile apps, you need to understand mobile-first features, tools, and processes that help you build, test, and release robust apps faster and more efficiently. The multitude of challenges stemming from mobile development's inherent complexities, including native iOS and Android app creation, cross-platform frameworks, and the implementation of scalable architectures within extensive teams, collectively contribute to a substantial number of obstacles that can significantly prolong the release process. This book will help you understand and implement the best practices of mobile DevOps for continuous integration, testing, delivery, deployment, and monitoring. You’ll explore different challenges faced by developers due to varied OSs, the unforgiving nature of mobile applications, and continuous updates to mobile phones and learn how to maneuver through these challenges. You’ll also get to grips with the latest trends while discovering the potential future of mobile DevOps, with valuable insights and guidance about integrating mobile development teams into your organization. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to successfully implement mobile DevOps and build fast, qualitative, and efficient mobile apps for your team or organization.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
1
Part 1: Introduction to Mobile DevOps
5
Part 2: Implementing the Mobile DevOps Environment
9
Part 3: Monitoring, Optimizing, and Securing Mobile DevOps
13
Part 4: Moving Beyond Mobile DevOps and the Future of DevOps

An overview of the six most popular CI/CD providers for mobile apps

Having discussed the factors that need to be considered, let’s explore the CI/CD providers available in the mobile CI/CD market. The following are six of the most popular mobile CI/CD providers:

  • Bitrise
  • Codemagic
  • GitHub Actions
  • Xcode Cloud
  • Visual Studio App Center
  • Ionic AppFlow

To find the best fit for your mobile app project, you need to evaluate each provider based on the aforementioned factors.

Bitrise

Bitrise (https://bitrise.io/) is a cloud-based CI/CD platform specifically designed for mobile application development. It streamlines the process of building, testing, and deploying iOS, Android, and cross-platform apps, helping developers ensure their applications are reliable and high-quality:

Figure 4.2 – Bitrise home page

Figure 4.2 – Bitrise home page

Bitrise’s mobile-first approach makes it a CI/CD solution for mobile app developers and offers specialized...