Mobile development is different. It requires different tools, different processes, and a fundamentally different approach to DevOps. Over the coming months, we’ll explain why and how to implement Mobile DevOps practices into your workflows.
Mobile is the world’s biggest computing platform. Not only its reach is unique, developing for mobile is also uniquely challenging. Even though DevOps practices increasingly play a role in developing mobile applications, developers and app providers know first hand that mobile requires an approach that differs from the traditional DevOps methods.
After extensive interviews with developers from small studios to massive unicorn startups and Fortune 500 companies, jointly we landed on four main reasons that make mobile different:
- It requires faster iterations
- It’s less forgiving of mistakes
- The toolset is constantly changing
- The production environment is incredibly fragmented
Because mobile is so different in these four areas, we believe that incorporating a unique set of practices — collectively referred to as Mobile DevOps — into your app development process is a must if you want to succeed. Visit our new Mobile DevOps landing page and read more about what all of this means to us at Bitrise, why Mobile DevOps is inseparable from CI/CD automation, how we’re adopting both this new culture and new technologies, and why we believe that you should too.
In the coming weeks and months, we’ll jointly explore all facets of Mobile DevOps by sharing stories from developers, providing guides, and diving into the wonderful world of mobile app development processes. If you have thoughts on mobile DevOps, implemented an effective set of tools and processes, or want to contribute in some other way, please reach out to us at: