Fastlane describes itself as
[…] the tool to release your iOS and Android app 🚀 It handles all tedious tasks, like generating screenshots, dealing with code signing, and releasing your application.
The easiest way to automate building and releasing your iOS and Android apps
Many people probably come into contact with Fastlane because it also promises to get rid of the certification and signing chaos often created when developing for iOS. I know that alone was enough to sell me on the tool.
But Fastlane also offers much more: creating screenshots, managing and uploading metadata to the stores, creating apps entries, even building and (beta) distribution. With all the tools in its toolchain, the whole “deploy + release” process can be covered:
produce= Create apps on Apple Developer Center and iTunes Connect
precheck= Check if your app and its data will pass the app review
deliver= Upload metadata for iOS apps
supply= Upload metadata for Android apps
match= Manage iOS certificates and provisioning profiles
snapshot= Screenshots for iOS apps
screengrab= Screengrabs for Android apps
gym= Build your iOS apps
You can also manually manage your certificates with
pem, handle your testing with
frameit to put your iOS screenshots into a template or manually interface with Apple Dev center and iTunes Connect with
Now you know what Fastlane offers. But can it be used with Ionic Cordova projects?