Apple has announced the general availability of Xcode Cloud, a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) service for developers.
The app allows developers to bring together cloud-based tools, run automated tests in parallel, deliver apps to testers, and view and manage user feedback.
The solution was first announced at last year’s WWDC in June 2021 and has been rolled out gradually since then.
How much is it?
The cheapest tier is available from $14.99 until December 2023 and gives users 25 hours per month.
It only gets more expensive from there, 100 hours costing $44.99 per month, 250 hours costing $99.99 per month, while 1,000 hours costing $399.99 per month.
Xcode is fully integrated with TestFlight, a freeware service that allows wireless installation and testing of mobile applications, allowing developers to provide feedback before releasing their apps to the App Store.
Apple also said that the new version of Xcode builds up to 25% faster than the previous version, and that the app footprint is 30% smaller.
The latest version of Xcode also includes multi-platform compile options for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS in SwiftUI.
Xcode is not the only CI/CD solution available to developers working with Macs, other possible solutions include Semaphore and Codemagic.
Xcode’s widespread rollout was just one of many announcements made at WWDC 2022.
The new Apple MacBook Air, the latest iteration of one of the most acclaimed laptops ever made, was announced at the company’s WWDC 2022 event on Monday.
Interested in downloading Xcode? It’s available on the Mac App Store if you go here. (opens in new tab)
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