15 Mar 2019 ~ 3 min read

Automate Flutter App Releases

TLDR You can find the script here.

#!/bin/bash

echo "App Release Automator by @rodydavis"

action="$1"
red=`tput setaf 1`
green=`tput setaf 2`
reset=`tput sgr0`

if [ ${action} = "build" ]; then

    echo "${green}Generating built files.. ${reset}"
    flutter packages pub run build_runner clean
    flutter packages pub run build_runner build --delete-conflicting-outputs

    pub global activate pubspec_version
    git commit -a -m "Build $(pubver bump patch)"
    
    echo "${green}Building Project...${reset}"
    find . -name "*-e" -type f -delete
    flutter format .
    flutter clean

    echo "${green}Project Size: $(find . -name "*.dart" | xargs cat | wc -c)${reset}"

    echo "${green}Building APK...${reset}"
    flutter build apk

    echo "${green}Builing IPA..${reset}"
    cd ./ios && pod install && pod repo update && cd ..
    flutter build ios

    git commit -a -m "Project Rebuilt"


elif [ ${action} = "beta" ]; then

    echo "${green}Generating built files..${reset}"
    flutter packages pub run build_runner clean
    flutter packages pub run build_runner build --delete-conflicting-outputs

    pub global activate pubspec_version
    git commit -a -m "Beta $(pubver bump patch)"
    
    echo "${green}Building Project...${reset}"
    find . -name "*-e" -type f -delete
    flutter format .
    flutter clean

    echo "${green}Project Size: $(find . -name "*.dart" | xargs cat | wc -c)${reset}"

    echo "${green}Building APK...${reset}"
    flutter build apk

    echo "${green}Sending Android to Beta...${reset}"
    cd ./android && fastlane beta && cd ..

    echo "${green}Builing IPA..${reset}"
    flutter build ios

    echo "${green}Sending iOS to Beta..${reset}"
    cd ./ios && fastlane beta && cd ..

    git commit -a -m "Sent to Beta"


elif [ ${action} = "release" ]; then

    echo "${green}Generating built files..${reset}"
    flutter packages pub run build_runner clean
    flutter packages pub run build_runner build --delete-conflicting-outputs

    pub global activate pubspec_version
    git commit -a -m "Production $(pubver bump minor)"

    echo "${green}Building Project...${reset}"
    find . -name "*-e" -type f -delete
    flutter format .
    flutter clean

    echo "${green}Project Size: $(find . -name "*.dart" | xargs cat | wc -c)${reset}"

    echo "${green}Building APK...${reset}"
    flutter build apk

    echo "${green}Sending Android to Production...${reset}"
    cd ./android && fastlane release && cd ..

    echo "${green}Builing IPA..${reset}"
    flutter build ios

    echo "${green}Sending iOS to Production...${reset}"
    cd ./ios && fastlane release && cd ..

    git commit -a -m "Sent to Production"

fi

echo "${green}Successfully completed${reset}"

Needed:

  • Fastlane setup in each directory
  • build_runner as a dependency
  • Git Project in VCS

Steps to Run:

  1. Download this file and put it at the root level of your flutter project
  2. Open the terminal and navigate to your project location
  3. Enter this command: chmod +x release.sh

Usage

  • For beta: ./release.sh beta
  • For production: ./release.sh release

It will do the following:

  • Bump the version numbers if you are using the version in the pubspec.yaml
  • Release the apps with Fastlane
  • Format all Dart Files
  • Clean Project
  • Rebuild classes
  • Add commit message

Make your life easier and automate your builds to beta and production!

What you need

Initial Setup

  • Download this file
  • Put it at the root level of your flutter project
  • Open the terminal and navigate to your project location
  • Enter this command: chmod +x release.sh

Usage

Now you can call this script!

  • For beta: ./release.sh beta
  • For production: ./release.sh release

Overview

  • Bump the version numbers if you are using the version in the pubspec.yaml
  • Release the apps with Fastlane
  • Format all Dart Files
  • Clean Project
  • Rebuild classes
  • Add commit messages
  • Updates Cocoa Pods