Setup Continuous Integration with React Native

Learn to Use Visual Studio App Center to Automatically Build and Distribute Your React Native App

Getting Started

App Center’s magic happens via your source control (you can use GitHub, Bitbucket or VSTS) so I’m going to sign up with GitHub.

Configuring Build

In the left drawer I’ll choose the “Build” tab, connect to GitHub, and then find the right repo.

iOS Build Configuration

Let’s first walk through the initial, simple, setup.

Android Build Configuration

Initial setup is simple

Configuring Deployment

You can set up different distribution groups for your app (remember you’ll have to do this for both the iOS and Android target) by click “Distribute” in the left drawer then clicking “New Group” in the top right.

iOS onboarding flow
iOS Install Process
Android Install Process

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