Less cumbersome than clicking around in Xcode, and less hassle than rolling your own build script--Shenzhen radically improves the process of getting new builds out to testers and enterprises.
shenzhenis named for 深圳, the Chinese city famous for its role as the center of manufacturing for a majority of consumer electronics, including iPhones and iPads. It's part of a series of world-class command-line utilities for iOS development, which includes Cupertino (Apple Dev Center management), Houston (Push Notifications), Venice (In-App Purchase Receipt Verification), and Dubai (Passbook pass generation).
$ gem install shenzhen
Shenzhen adds the
ipa command to your PATH:
$ ipa Build and distribute iOS apps (.ipa files) Commands: build Create a new .ipa file for your app distribute:testflight Distribute an .ipa file over TestFlight distribute:hockeyapp Distribute an .ipa file over HockeyApp distribute:ftp Distribute an .ipa file over FTP help Display global or [command] help documentation. Aliases: distribute distribute:testflight Global Options: -h, --help Display help documentation -v, --version Display version information -t, --trace Display backtrace when an error occurs
Building & Distribution
$ cd /path/to/iOS Project/ $ ipa build $ ipa distribute
$ ipa distribute:testflight -a API_TOKEN -T TEAM_TOKEN
Shenzhen will load credentials from the environment variables
TESTFLIGHT_TEAM_TOKENunless otherwise specified.
$ ipa distribute:hockeyapp -t API_TOKEN
Shenzhen will load credentials from the environment variable
HOCKEYAPP_API_TOKENunless otherwise specified.
$ ipa distribute:ftp -h HOST -u USER -p PASSWORD -P FTP_PATH
Shenzhen is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.