Invite testers to try your app

If you have not already done so, complete Connect to the Apple Developer Portal, and Upload your iOS certificates.

You should see the Invite testers screen:

The Invite testers screen

The screen shows the initial deployment group that buddybuild created for you, called The Team, and your email address is included as a member of the deployment group.

  1. Specify the deployment options:

    1. The Frequency select menu Frequency

      Click the each build link to display a select menu for the frequency of builds. Choose between:

      • each build
        Every time your repository for your app is updated with a new commit, buddybuild starts a new build.

      • The Frequency select menu, with Scheduled selected scheduled
        When you choose scheduled, a tooltip appears allowing you to specify on which days builds should occur, and at a specific time (with timezone).

      • manually
        Builds only occur when you trigger them by clicking the Build now button in the dashboard.

    2. The From Branch select menu Branch

      Click the master link to display a select menu for the branch to build. Choose between any branch or a specific branch, that should be built and deployed to your testers.

    3. The Scheme select menu With Variants

      Click the scheme link (m2048 in this example) to display a select menu for the scheme to build. Choose the scheme that should be built and deployed to your testers.

  2. Specify the email addresses of the testers that should belong to this deployment group.

    Click the Add a new email field, and enter one or more email addresses (separated by commas), then press Return.

    The Trashcan button If you need to remove an email address from the deployment group, click the trashcan button to the right of the email address to be removed.

  3. The Pencil icon To edit the name of the deployment group, click the pencil button and edit the group’s name as required.

Once you’re done configuring your group, your testers receive an email notification when a build matching the deployment group settings succeeds. You can click the Build now button in the dashboard to build and deploy your app right away.


Wondering what your testers receive?

Follow the Tester’s Manual to see their experience.

That’s it! Now that we have device builds going out to your testers, you’ll now want a way to solicit feedback from them.

Next, you may want to auto-version builds, or enable tests.

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