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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)
Part 1: Introduction to Mobile DevOps
Part 2: Implementing the Mobile DevOps Environment
Part 3: Monitoring, Optimizing, and Securing Mobile DevOps
Part 4: Moving Beyond Mobile DevOps and the Future of DevOps

Understanding the release management process for mobile apps

Release management for mobile apps involves planning, scheduling, coordinating, and deploying new versions or updates of a mobile application to users. This process is crucial if you wish to regularly update the app with new features, bug fixes, and security patches. But there are different steps we should consider before, during, and after the release process; let’s explore them together:

  1. Before the release:
    • Plan the release
    • Build and test the app
  2. Prepare the release:
    • Manage code signing
    • Prepare versionCode and versionName
  3. Release the app
  4. Choose the right release channel:
    • Beta testing
    • App store submission
  5. Launch the app:
    • In-app update
    • Monitor the app’s performance
  6. Post-release:
    • Handle user feedback and reviews
    • Analyze app performance data
    • Plan for future releases
    • Mobile release train
    • App Store Optimization (ASO)

To learn more about each stage, let’s take a closer look at each...