Gitlab API Upload

Gitlab CI/CD can be used to deploy Android and iOS apps with the API Upload (curl) to Updraft.

Preconditions

Setting up a Build Runner

A build runner is a physical or virtual machine that has the necessary tools to run your builds. As an iOS Dev, you probably know you need a macOS Machine with Xcode Tools to build your iOS apps. In our Office, we use Mac Minis for this.

Once you have a machine that can handle iOS Builds, you can follow the steps in the GitLab Documentation to set up your own runner. Make sure to specify the same tag as you used in your .gitlab-ci.yml file to restrict the runner to accept only iOS Builds.

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Quick Start

  • Login into Updraft Toolpage getupdraft.com/login

  • Go to your Profile within the Sidebar

  • Copy your API Key as well as the App Key of your App

    • Your API Key you find in your Profile. The App Key you will find on the application overview. The App key differs for each environment.

  • Go to your Project Settings in Gitlab and select CI/CD

Gitlab CI/CD Variables Settings
  • Expand your Variables

  • Give a name for your API Key: UPDRAFT_API_KEY

  • Paste your Updraft API Key in the Input Value field and click on Save Variable

  • Give a name for your App Key: UPDRAFT_APP_KEY

  • Paste your Updraft App Key in the Input Value field and click on Save Variable

Updraft API Key and Updraft App Key

Add a job to your .gitlab-ci.yml

To deploy to Updraft, add a job to your .gitlab-ci.yml configuration.

stages:
- build_updraft
deploy:
stage: build_updraft
only:
- release
script:
- |
curl \
-F whats_new="Gitlab build" \
-F "app=@android.apk" \
-X PUT https://getupdraft.com/api/app_upload/$UPDRAFT_APP_KEY/$UPDRAFT_API_KEY/

Repository

Example how the file repository should look like.