This is a gradle plugin for automated Updraft upload.

Updraft allows even faster application deployment with the Updraft Gradle Plugin. Android Studio uses Gradle, a build toolkit to automate and manage the entire build process. Gradle can be flexibly expanded and configured by yourself. Integrate the Gradle Updraft plugin into your Android code. The tested and signed builds are then uploaded directly to Updraft where you can easily manage the distribution of the beta app to your beta-testers.

There are a number of sub-sections on this page:

Instructions 🚀

  1. Add the code below to you build.gradle file in the app folder.

buildscript {
repositories {
dependencies {
classpath 'com.appswithlove.updraft:updraft:2.1.5'

2. Apply the plugin in build.gradle in app folder (same file as before).

apply plugin: 'updraft'

3. Add one or multiple updraftUrls['YOURPRODUCTFLAVOUR'] wrapped in updraftExtension to the file. In order to get the needed url, go to the Edit Panel of your Updraft App and get the https:// url part of the curl command. (e.g.

The part YourBuildVariant should be replaced by the exact name your build variant. For example:

updraftExtension {
updraftUrls['YourBuildVariant'] = [".../your/staging/url/"]
updraftUrls['ProdRelease'] = [".../your/prod/url/", ".../your/prod2/url/"]

4. Done!

Usage of Gradle Updraft Plugin

After installing the plugin, you should be able to find the Gradle Updraft tasks in Android Studio. The naming is always updraft + buildVariant. The appropriate url will be choosen as destination. There is 1 task for every available buildVariant. "Gradle Project" Window -> Tasks -> Other -> updraft... (e.g. updraftStagingRelease) In order to use them, make sure that you build the project before.

Otherwise, you can call the gradle tasks via command:

./gradlew updraftStagingRelease

Or combined with clean + assemble:

./gradlew clean assembleStagingRelease updraftStagingRelease

Get the Updraft Gradle Plugin

You can find the plugin on our Github Page: