Add a new app to Bitrise from the terminal

So far, you could only add an app to Bitrise in your browser. So far is so over. 🙂 From now on, you can easily register a new Bitrise app from the CLI. Trust me, it's fast.

Some love the GUI, some love the CLI, we know that. However, adding a new app to Bitrise was only possible on the GUI and we hear you, CLI fans!

Whatever your preference, you probably already know all the steps of adding a new app to Bitrise. However, using the CLI, there are fewer steps, it's simpler and faster. But the good things stay: codesigning works here too.

Adding an app from the terminal is a guided process and is very simple to follow. Have we mentioned that it's even faster than the Scanner on If you already have a bitrise.yml, you can use that instantly, without waiting for us to generate a new one and then configuring it (again).

So if you already have

  • a Bitrise account with a connected git provider,
  • the latest Bitrise CLI
  • a local Git repository on your machine and a remote repository at a Git provider
  • a bitrise.yml (optional, but useful)

you are good to go.

On Bitrise

First, go to the Create New App from CLI page on Bitrise (or click +Add new app), set the account and the app's privacy. Copy the curl command.

In the CLI

Open a command line interface and change the directory to your project's location, then paste the curl command and hit Enter. Follow the steps, choose your settings wisely. 🧙‍♂️

When you are done, the URL to your new app will be printed out and you can also view the app on your Dashboard.

Try it, and let us know what you think. (For more info, check our docs.)

Happy building! 🚀

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