Apple 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, as well as 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 does it cost?
The cheapest tier will be available from $14.99 until December 2023 and will give users 25 hours per month.
It only gets more expensive from there, 100 hours is $44.99 a month, 250 hours is $99.99 a month, while 1,000 hours is $399.99 a month.
Xcode is fully integrated with TestFlight, a freeware service that allows over-the-air installation and testing of mobile apps, which allows developers to provide feedback before releasing their apps to the App Store.
Apple also said the new version of Xcode develops up to 25% faster than its previous iteration, and its application footprint is 30% smaller.
The latest version of Xcode also includes cross-platform build options for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS in SwiftUI.
Xcode is not the only CI/CD solution available to developers working with Macs, other potential solutions include Semaphore and Codemagic.
The widespread release of Xcode was just one of many announcements made at WWDC 2022.
The new Apple MacBook Air, the latest update to one of the most acclaimed laptops ever made, was announced during the company’s WWDC 2022 event on Monday.
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