Using Ionic Pro to build without a browser


#1

I need to build ipa and apk files on a server, but we know only mac can build an ipa file. So I am thinking to use Ionic Pro to compile the ipa.

Here is the question, may I make this work without open ionic pro website and click the buttons every time, but do all of this in my terminal?


#2

Because it is not clearly stated in the document, I can’t know how whether it is possible before I buy it. Can any one tell me? If my question is not clear, I can also further explain.


#3

I know you can with Phonegap Build for creating the binaries. (and it’s free if you’re only gonna build one app - without the use of multiple user accounts :wink: )

I do actually do this myself coupled with Microsoft’s AppCenter for keeping my apps updated in the field. With a couple of simple commands which I’m happy to share if that’s an avenue you want to pursue.

Something like…

call ionic build --prod
7z a -tzip build.zip www resources config.xml package.json package-lock.json ionic.config.json
curl -u username@companyname.com:MyPassword -X PUT -F file=@build.zip https://build.phonegap.com/api/v1/apps/AppIdFromPhoneGapBuild
del build.zip

There are additional commands you can use to string together actual builds and subsequent downloads also using their pretty standard API.


#4

That’s GREAT HELP! :clap::clap::clap:


#5

Good luck with that :grinning: