Codemagic turns 4 🥳 | Codemagic Weblog

One other yr across the solar has handed, and Codemagic has already turned FOUR years outdated! Who remembers our launch in December 2018 at Flutter Stay?! It seems like yesterday!

We began out as a Flutter-specific CI/CD after which added assist for different platforms, reminiscent of React Native, native iOS, native Android, Cordova, and Ionic. This yr, we began supporting Unity CI/CD. We’re studying and rising yr by yr along with the neighborhood!

We are able to’t wait to see what our fifth yr will convey! However first, right here’s a short overview of our fourth yr.

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🚀 Highlights of 2022

We’ve had a number of releases and updates this yr which have hopefully made utilizing Codemagic extra handy for you.

This consists of constructing your app from a tag, operating macOS UI assessments, utilizing surroundings variables throughout scripts, simpler administration of code signing information throughout a number of apps, customized labels for simpler construct identification, and much more! As you possibly can see, our product and dev groups have labored laborious to enhance Codemagic as a lot as attainable.

However that’s not all — listed below are the highlights that we’re extraordinarily happy with this yr:

🍏 Apple M1 construct machines

All Codemagic customers can now construct with Apple M1 machines on a free plan. However why is that this such a giant deal? Effectively, to place it quick, M1-based Macs are blazingly quick in contrast with Intel ones. Switching to M1 Mac machines on Codemagic CI/CD makes your builds run considerably sooner.

For example, for iOS builds (with caching), we see construct time enhancements of round 50% in contrast with the Mac Execs.

Build faster with Apple M1 machines

See the total comparability right here.

👾 Codemagic publicly launched Unity CI/CD

At first of 2022, we launched assist for Unity CI/CD!

Codemagic construct machines have Unity SDK preinstalled. So, if in case you have any earlier expertise with Codemagic, utilizing it to construct Unity tasks needs to be a breeze.

At first, we solely had one Unity model out there, however we’ve since launched the flexibility to put in different Unity variations and even added them to our personal servers to hurry up downloading and prevent time. We’ve additionally made certain Codemagic is built-in with providers reminiscent of Kobiton, which Unity builders depend on for testing. Lastly, we made certain that you should utilize Codemagic to publish your video games to not solely Google Play and the App Retailer but in addition the Oculus Retailer and Steam.

📉 Decreased costs

​​Inflation charges are skyrocketing, corporations are going via waves of layoffs, and the merchandise you’re used to utilizing have gotten costlier.

Throughout this robust interval, we at Codemagic determined to decrease our costs. At first look, this may occasionally appear ridiculous. Effectively, it’s not. Decreasing our costs grew to become attainable as a result of we decreased our infrastructure prices, which signifies that we will go on these financial savings to the folks utilizing our merchandise.

We imagine that decreasing our prices will assist us assist groups of all sizes — and make their work simpler.

What changed in Codemagic pricing

Right here’s a fast overview of the adjustments:

  • Codemagic’s M1 Mac mini machines are actually half the value.

  • With our new Pay-as-you-go plan, you’ll by no means pay greater than $299/month — regardless of what number of construct minutes and staff seats you employ. This plan additionally consists of as much as three concurrencies.

  • You not need to pay for staff seats.

  • There aren’t any hidden prices.

Learn extra: 

📔 ​​Weblog

We’re past grateful to our in-house and freelance writers, who’ve contributed so much to assist us create one of the best content material attainable.

📈 Most learn articles in 2022

✍🏻 Our writers in 2022

We wish to acknowledge our writers, who present high quality content material to a whole bunch of hundreds of our readers. Many individuals have contributed to Codemagic’s weblog this yr. Listed here are simply a few of them.



🧑‍💻 What builders are saying about Codemagic CI/CD

📢 Occasions and meetups 

This yr has felt a bit like a revival for many people, as we might lastly see one another once more in REAL life, head to head, have a drink collectively, or simply sit across the similar desk and talk about life.

One of many highlights in 2022 for Codemagic was positively reconnecting with our pals at numerous conferences and making many new connections!

We attended Flutter Vikings, Nordic Recreation, SwiftLeeds, droidcon London, Mobidictum, and different occasions in individual, and we attended some others remotely. Nonetheless, giving a chat whereas bodily being on one other continent than your viewers doesn’t shock anyone in 2022, does it? So, sure, we did that as nicely! And we’ll actually go to extra occasions within the years to return!

🫶 Codemagic staff 

Codemagic is a distant firm, which signifies that though we do have an workplace, most of us work remotely.

We make use of 29 folks from 13 international locations, and this summer time, we managed to get collectively in individual in Estonia! Many people met for the primary time in actual life, and wow — what an excellent feeling it was.

Most significantly, we hope we’ve helped you, our pricey customers, to construct, check, and ship your apps sooner and simpler. We try to make Codemagic one of the best CI/CD for you, and we’re continually bettering our service, rising its reliability, and including cool new options.

🎁 A birthday current

Often, folks obtain presents on their birthdays, however why not give one? So, to rejoice our birthday, we’ve made a Codemagic wallpaper that you could all use.

Obtain your favourite one from right here, and be happy to share it with fellow Codemagic followers.

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