Mobile App Delivery
Clarive supports deploying to both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store using their corresponding APIs and a library/command-line tool called Fastlane, which is bundled in the Clarive Mobile plugin.
Publishing the App to the Store¶
Publishing an app to a mobile store, such as Apple's and Google's, involves a number of steps that you need to plan well before implementing.
- Maintain the store profile.
- Sign the app code with certificates.
- Maintain push notification profiles.
- Create application screenshots.
- Build, test and deploy the app.
Signing and Maintaining Certificates¶
Accessing the Store¶
For each store, we recommend using a different set of libraries that need to be installed separately in the Clarive server.
The Clarive App Store feature relies on the (Ruby) Spaceship library.
Spaceship exposes both the Apple Developer Center and the iTunes Connect API.
This fast and powerful API powers parts of Clarive, and can be leveraged for more advanced Clarive features.
- Used to authenticate and call up a valid session.
- Provides a detailed list of all available provisioning profiles.
- Returns the devices, certificates and apps for each of the profiles.
- Registers new devices.
- Lists all devices, certificates, apps and app groups.
- Creates new certificates, provisioning profiles and apps.
- Disables/enables services on apps and assigns them to app groups.
- Deletes certificates and apps.
- Repairs provisioning profiles.
- Downloads provisioning profiles.
- Team selection.
- Manages apps.
- Manages beta testers.
- Submits updates for review.
- Manages app metadata.
- Uploads icons, screenshots, trailers etc.
Google Play Store¶
Clarive also supports deployment to the Google Play store.
Setup consists of setting up your Google Developer Service Account:
- Open the Google Play Developer Console.
- Select Settings tab, followed by the API access tab.
- Click the Create Service Account button and follow the Google Play Developer Console link in the dialog.
- Click Create credentials and select Service account.
- Select JSON as the Key type and click Create.
- Make a note of the name of the JSON file downloaded to your computer, and close the dialog.
- Back on the Google Play Developer Console, click Done to close the dialog.
- Click on Grant Access for the newly added service account.
- Choose Release Manager from the Role dropdown menu and click Send Invitation to close the dialog.