Package Build Types

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There are a few different types of builds you can choose for each platform (iOS, Android) that have different characteristics and requirements.

Android Build Types

Debug

Debug type Android builds do not require any signing certificates or security profiles and can be sideloaded directly onto Android devices.

Release

Release type Android builds are required if you want to release the apk on the Google Play Store. They require creating android signing credentials and uploading them to a Production type security profile.

iOS Build Types

Development

Code Signing with a development type builds allows your app to run on device through Xcode. Development type iOS builds require generating signing credentials and a provisioning profile using:

  • iOS development provisioning profile
  • iOS development signing certificate and should be stored in a Development type security profile

Ad Hoc

Code Signing with a Ad Hoc type builds allows you to distribute your app to devices specified in the provisioning profile. And are also needed in order to test push notifications. Ad Hoc type iOS builds require generating signing credentials and a provisioning profile using:

  • iOS distribution provisioning profile
  • iOS production signing certificate and should be stored in a Production type security profile

App Store

Code Signing with a App Store type builds allows you to distribute you app using Testflight and the App Store. App Store type iOS builds require generating signing credentials and a provisioning profile using:

  • iOS distribution provisioning profile
  • iOS production signing certificate and should be stored in a Production type security profile

Enterprise

Enterprise iOS builds are only available on our scale plan and require you to have an Apple Developer Enterprise Account Please contact us if you require this feature.

Code Signing with Enterprise type builds allows you to distribute your app to devices outside of the App Store if you are building apps for internal use and distribution. Enterprise type iOS builds require generating signing credentials and a provisioning profile using:

  • iOS distribution provisioning profile
  • iOS production signing certificate and should be stored in a Production type security profile
Edit this page Updated 2019-01-24
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