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Buddybuild vs fastlane: What are the differences?

Buddybuild: A continuous integration, continuous deployment and user feedback platform for iOS and Android development teams. Buddybuild ties together continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback solution into a single, seamless platform; fastlane: Connect all iOS deployment tools into one streamlined workflow. fastlane lets you define and run your deployment pipelines for different environments. It helps you unify your app’s release process and automate the whole process. fastlane connects all fastlane tools and third party tools, like CocoaPods.

Buddybuild and fastlane belong to "Mobile Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Buddybuild are:

  • Frictionless Setup: set up a comprehensive CI system for your iOS and Android apps in just minutes.
  • Customizable Workflow: use and extend buddybuild to meet the needs of your mobile development workflow.
  • Test with Confidence: maintain and improve the quality of your code base with automated Unit and UI testing

On the other hand, fastlane provides the following key features:

  • Connect all build tools together
  • Define multiple lanes for different needs
  • Jenkins Integration

"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Buddybuild over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking fastlane.

fastlane is an open source tool with 25.7K GitHub stars and 3.93K GitHub forks. Here's a link to fastlane's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, fastlane has a broader approval, being mentioned in 91 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to Buddybuild, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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    Easy setup
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    Beta testing
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    Crazy easy
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    GitHub Integration
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    Crash reporting
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    Cause it's just great
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    Good support team
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    Easy to use
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    Open Source
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    Itunes connect deployment
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    Incredible flexability
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    Certificate management
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    Provisioning profile management
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    All in one iOS DevOps
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    Integrate anything with fastlane
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    Can be used for Android as well

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What is Buddybuild?

Buddybuild ties together continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback solution into a single, seamless platform.

What is fastlane?

fastlane lets you define and run your deployment pipelines for different environments. It helps you unify your app’s release process and automate the whole process. fastlane connects all fastlane tools and third party tools, like CocoaPods.

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What are some alternatives to Buddybuild and fastlane?
Jenkins
In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
Bitrise
It is a Continous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) Platform as a Service (PaaS) with a main focus on mobile app development (iOS, Android). You can automate the testing and deployment of your apps with just a few clicks. When you trigger a build a Virtual Machine is assigned to host your build and your defined Workflow (series of Steps scripts) will be executed, step by step.
CircleCI
Continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. Offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp.
Nevercode
It is a cloud-based continuous integration & delivery platform for iOS, Android, Cordova, Ionic and React Native. It helps you to release defect-free mobile apps and to save countless hours of manual work every week.
Greenhouse
Greenhouse automatically builds your project for every commit you make and runs all your unit or UI tests on the emulator/simulator or on real hardware. Automatic build distribution is also supported so that your team and clients are always up to date with the latest state of your apps.
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