“Using our automation capabilities, Nike has decreased their time to test from taking 160 hours to 12 hours.”
What is Mobile CI/CD
Mobile Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) is a transformative approach that reshapes the landscape of mobile app development and deployment. It is an advanced methodology that revolves around the seamless integration of automated processes, aimed at enhancing the efficiency and quality of mobile app development.
Scaling CI/CD for Mobile is Hard
Implementing Mobile CI/CD introduces a set of distinct challenges. The mobile landscape is rife with fragmentation—devices, operating system versions, and screen sizes vary widely, leading to compatibility complexities. Ensuring smooth automation of testing and deployment across this diverse ecosystem demands a new approach and must include testing on real-devices.
Key Capabilities Needed for Mobile CI/CD
Enterprises leading the way are turning to mobile centric platforms to navigate these complexities. These platforms offer a spectrum of capabilities, including comprehensive device farms, advanced support for automated testing using common frameworks, Appium script generation, and the power of parallel testing. The integration of sophisticated automation tools guarantees consistent and comprehensive testing across a wide array of configurations, reducing the need for manual intervention. Seamless integration with CI/CD toolchains further streamlines the process, enabling teams to update code with efficiency.
Accelerate Delivery of Mobile Apps
The advantages of implementing Mobile CI/CD are profound. Accelerated time-to-market is a standout feature, facilitated by automated testing and deployment mechanisms that effectively truncate development cycles. The upshot is not just speed; the overall quality of apps improves. Automated tests span a broad spectrum of devices, leading to a drastic reduction in bugs and glitches. Collaborative efforts are bolstered by automated pipelines, enabling teams to synchronize seamlessly.