Automatic Build - How to request it. Pros and Cons.    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Mar 02, 2012 09:26 AM

Our developers implemented in SC build system the Automatic/Instant Build option.


Automatic/Instant Build is equivalent to Build Only, all submission process to Android Market/iTunes Connect is not included.


I will try bellow to explain what is this and how it works and facilitates your decision about what type of build to choose for your application.


→ Automatic/Instant Build for iOS – How to request it. Pros, Cons and Conclusion.

To submit for an Automatic/Instant build for iOS you need to choose it in Build Type step of submission process.



Further, you will have to upload Distribution Certificate and App Store Provisioning Profile, which you have to create on iOS Provisioning Portal page.



Next step will be to choose the enabling/disabling of Push Notification.

If you want Push Notifications in your application, you must upload the Application Push Certificate file from Apple Developers account.



**NOTE: Push notifications in Automatic/Instant Builds will work ONLY when it was created using our apnrequest.csr

At the end of submission process you will see a Confirmation message and receive an email.

Then build is done, a mail with application build download link will be send.


Pros:

* Automatic Build is completely FREE from charges, you can request it by  unlimited times.

* Speed of binary delivery – because automatic build does not involve any human work, you can receive your application build in MAX 1 hour.

* You can request an automatic build 24/7


Cons:

* No human reviewer that can give an advice for founded issues.

* No test on Seattle Clouds real devices.

* Screenshots, iTunes upload process, Dev Certificates must be done by yourself.


Conclusion:

If you know that your application has no issue and you are familiar with Apple submission and uploading process Automatic Build is the right solution for you. Also, this is the fastest and FREE solution for having your app on AppStore.



→ Automatic Build for Android – How to request it. Pros, Cons and Conclusion

To submit for an Automatic/Instant build for Android is simpler than for iOS. In Build Type Step of submission process you just need to choose for Automatic/Instant Build.



After that you should receive a Confirmation message and receive an email.

Then build is done, a mail with application build download link will be send.


Pros:

* Automatic Build is completely FREE from charges, you can request it by unlimited times.

* In max 1 hour (depends on size of your resources) you will get the build that can be uploaded to your Android Market account.

You can request an automatic build 24/7

Cons:

* No human reviewer that can give an advice for founded issues.

* No information about not-supported on Android OS pages.

* No Screenshots of your working application


Conclusion:

Android automatic build is the best FREE solution for everyone. Submission process to Android Market is easy and user friendly so we can suggest to request this type of build for 100% no issue in application.


Good luck.




Aug 17, 2012 07:49 AM
how can i get automatic build 


Sep 29, 2012 11:42 PM
Hi Aurel, 


Yes Andy, you need to upload .p12 key (will be req)
... (will be requested in submission process) in order to receive a valid binary.


Jan 20, 2013 08:17 AM

If I don't have a mac, I must do a manual build for iOS apps, right?
And also in order to show my name as the developer under the app, do I need just an Apple dev account without the iOS Developer Program annual fee of $99?
Thanks!!



Jan 21, 2013 12:29 PM
You are right. You need an Apple developer account (enroll in Apple Developer Program).  If you don't have a mac, just request a binary submission and we'll upload it for you.


Jan 21, 2013 12:53 PM
thanks!

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