Use Fabric to Setup your App for Beta distribution

16 Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Being fairly new to iOS development still, I wanted to try some of the current beta distribution tools.  The first one is Beta, which is part of Fabric (from Twitter).  Here’s the 11 steps you need to follow to get setup with it.

Step 1: Get the Fabric setup for your IDE

Fabric-1

 

 

Click the image (above) that corresponds to your IDE.

Step 2: Unpack it

Fabric-zipfile

 

Step 3: Run the app

This step is fairly straight forward, just follow the directions for the plugin.

Fabric-run-the-app

Step 4: It’s running.

This part confused me, as I wasn’t expecting it to run in the dock initially.  However, it was a 5 second hiccup.

Fabric-Dock

Step 5: Setup to build for an iOS Device

Xcode-ios-device

 

Step 6: Build an Archive

Xcode-build-archive

 

Step 7: Distribute your app (via Beta popup)

fabric-post-archive-popup

Step 8: Choose your users or your groups:

fabric-distribute-to-test-groups

 

Step 9: See if your users have launched the app or not:

Fabric-build-users

 

Step 10: Drill down into your users for further info:

Fabric-user-detail

 

Step 11: See which builds you have deployed to your beta users

Fabric-beta-1

And you’re done.

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