App center helps us to connect support git repositories (i.e GitHub, Bitbucket or VSTS) and build the app for us either on every code commit or manually. It also sends notifications to users that are registered to it. It will also help us to run tests on the actual device and runs any unit tests in the project.
iOS and Android
App Center can be set up to build individual platforms projects.
Required to show BuildID on iOS APP during the development phase, as shown below. This was required to keep track of bug reports or any other reason.
Show App Center Build ID in iOS app
Below is the BuildID that is read when traditional approach as below
This can be achieved by implementation natively on each platform and used via interfaces in PCL or .Net standard projects, as shown below.
The above code will return the App Version and App build number that are set in the info.plist.
Get BuildID from App Center
This can be achieved using post clone and pre-build – Build scripts, which can be set in the App center’s build configurations as shown below
Below is the post clone code to load App Center’s CLI, which is required to be named as appcenter-post-clone.sh.
npm install -g appcenter-cli
Below is the pre-build code that set’s the info.plist’s Build number with App Centers BuildID
plutil -replace CFBundleVersion -string “$APPCENTER_BUILD_ID“ $APPCENTER_SOURCE_DIRECTORY/path to ios project/Info.plist
APPCENTER_BUILD_ID is the App Center variable that contain’s BuildID, below is the BuildID that is set to CFBundleVersion
The most recent Build number as shown below is replaced and set to CFBundleVersion.
After downloading from App center, iOS should show the latest build number as shown in below screenshot.
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