Build a Native Binary
Next we'll build an Android
Debug binary using the
Note: If you'd like to build an Android Release binary or any iOS binary, you'll need to generate signing certificates and upload them to the Appflow dashboard.
In order to download a binary of your application, you will first need to create a
There are two ways to do this:
- Click the
Start buildicon from the
- Click the
New buildbutton in the top right from the
Build > Buildstab
Select the proper commit for your build. There are several required and optional fields you can specify:
- Target Platform - The platform for your build (iOS or Android)
- Xcode Version (iOS Only) - The Xcode version used to build your iOS binary (use the recommended version if possible)
Build Type- The type of build for the given platform (See iOS build typesor Android build types) Signing Certificate- The signing certificate for the for the build (if required) Environment- The environment to use to customize your build process Native Config- The Native Config to use to customize your app configuration
For the quickstart tutorial, select the
Android platfrom and the
Debug type build which requires
no other configuration. Once the build begins, you can view the progress and review the
logs if you encounter errors.
Note: If you have trouble getting a successful build in the previous step, you can find answers to common Package build errors in this section of our knowledge base.
A successful Package build yields an iOS binary (
.ipa or IPA) or an Android binary (
.apk or APK) file. Once you have a successful build, you can download it so that you can install it on a device by
clicking the file name in the
Artifacts section in the right of the build detail page or clicking the
Download IPA/APK icon on the build in the
Build > Builds tab.