This tutorial guides you through setting up your Android app in Nevercode. Nevercode doesn't require any kind of additional software from your side and you don’t even have to write any tedious configuration files full of technical boilerplate. We’ll scan your repository and from what you have there our builders find everything they need. You’ll just have to confirm what configuration you want to build.
The guide covers how to:
- Add a new app
- Define build configuration
- Sign code
- Set up Git hooks
- Run tests
- Publish your build artefacts
- Manage build versions
- Click Add a new app on Nevercode dashboard.
- Select the appropriate option for where your app repository is hosted. See Specifying app repository for details. If you choose to add the repository manually, see Defining checkout URL and Authenticating repository access for details.
After specifying app repository, Nevercode takes a first look at it by listing the
branches in this repository. The next step for you is to select the branch you want Nevercode to scan for projects.
- Select a branch from the dropdown that Nevercode should scan. Note that you can change the branch later if needed.
- Click Scan branch. Nevercode scans the repository from the specified branch. This includes cloning the repository, looking for projects from it and searching for the configurations. All these actions can be monitored real-time from your browser via the live log window.
- Once scanning the branch has finished, select a project in the Project dropdown.
The Project is an Android app directory in your repository or the repository root. Project, in a sense, is a container for one or more app flavors. Usually, there is only one project in the repository, but there might be more, for example when you have a library project and a sample app that uses this library.
- Select a
gradletask that will be used to build your app in the Task dropdown.
The easiest choice there is to pick the
assembletask which builds every possible configuration of your app at once. If you have some specific flavor you want to be built, say ExampleFlavor, then just select
assembleExampleflavorand you're ready to go.
- Enable the appropriate build options by checking the corresponding boxes.
- Finally, click the Save and start build button. Nevercode will start the very first build of your app and you can monitor the real-time logs.
The very first version of your app on Nevercode is built without code signing. See how to sign your Android binaries on Nevercode.
By setting up Git hooks, you can have Nevercode automatically build your app every time you push changes to the repository. For instructions, please refer to Building automatically (Git hooks).
Setting up testing in Nevercode is 100% automatic. When you submit your repository, we scan the selected configuration for tests. If there are any tests present and you have selected a configuration with
build prefix, we'll run the tests for every build you make.
The test report screen in build overview shows you a simple overview of all passed and failed tests, including the failure reason, so you can quickly identify what's broken.
Nevercode supports publishing your Android applications to several distribution channels.
To make your build version management easy, Nevercode exports two environment variables that you can use in your build scripts:
NEVERCODE_BUILD_NUMBER. You can read more about it from Incrementing Android app version.