New school year is here but who cares, we never had a summer break anyway 😂 August was a great month for us at Bitrise, launching a lot of good stuff like free build minutes for open source projects and support for self-hosted GitLab. 🚀
🌎 Free Developer Plan features for Open Source Projects on Bitrise - Great news for all Open Source projects owners: all Developer Plan features are now available for free for open source projects. Quick and secure setup and swift builds for your open source apps on Bitrise. Read on for the details.
🔐 We'll protect your secrets with the new sensitive inputs - We're rolling out support for open source projects on Bitrise and we've done a full security revision before this so that you can be sure that your secrets lie safe with us. We've introduced multiple security-related improvements, the last of which is a new type of input called sensitive.
🦊 Introducing GitLab self-hosted support for Organizations - With easier setup and the same functionalities as for hosted solutions: we now support self-hosted GitLab instances for Organizations.
🤖 Introducing Xcode build for simulators - Do you need to create a demo version of your app? No problem! Build an .app file with a new step on Bitrise and upload it to a simulator.
📜 Try the new, smarter YML editor on Bitrise.io - We are happy to introduce a new YML editor with lots of new features.
✨ Realm VS SQLite: Which database is better for Android apps? - When creating an Android app, apart from thinking about eye-catching design and usability, it’s also crucial to figure out what will be under the hood: how to store information. Read Vitaly Kuprenko's take on choosing the right database.
✖ Setup a Xamarin project on Bitrise - At his company, Łukasz Ławicki and his colleagues wanted to set up a CI, but ended up only arguing about it. Then he had to figure out how to add a Xamarin app to Bitrise himself. Read his story.
ℹ Create release notes and versioning with the release workflow - Ever wondered what a release workflow should look like and how to create release notes and do versioning automatically? Read this guide.
And I spent a week on the beach (as opposed to spending July in the office). 😎 How was your August? 🙂