Public | Automated Build

Last pushed: a year ago
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My ionic build used by Bitbucket Pipelines
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This image provides all tools required to automatically build and Android app out of your ionic (and possibly also cordova) project.

It is primarily meant to be run in a CI environment, such as Bitbucket CI, but can certainly also be used to run the compilation process on any machine capable of running docker without having to go through the process of setting everything up.


25.05.2017: New Build with newest Ionic + Cordova CLI and Android build tools.

CI Configuration

Here is a sample bitbucket.pipelines.yml file for setting up the project and compiling it:

image: niklasmerz/ionic-build-android-ci-docker:latest

    - step:
        script: # Modify the commands below to build your repository.
          - npm install
          - bower install --allow-root
          - ionic config build
          - ionic platform add android
          - ionic build android

It is important to manage your keystores correctly. For signing debug releases, the android build tools will automatically fall back to ~/.android/debug.keystore, which should not be password protected.


This example assumes, that your .gitignore looks approximately like this:


That will avoid checking in generated files or dependencies, that will be restored using the aforementioned commands during build.

Getting the files out

Finally, you can get your compiled file out of your container. The image includes sftp, scp, rsync, sendemail with ssmtp and s3cmd, if you want to see more added, do not hesitate to send a pull request.

To send the apk in a mail, use sendemail to send the compiled APK as an attachment to yourself (using GMail):

    - sendemail -f $ -t $MAIL_RCPT -s -xu $GMAIL_USER -xp $GMAIL_PASS -u "New CI build $CI_BUILD_ID" -m "Hi, \nthis is your Gitlab CI building $CI_BUILD_REPO, branch/tag $CI_BUILD_REF_NAME, commit $CI_BUILD_REF. \nThe generated APK file is attached. \nRegards, \n$CI_SERVER_NAME" -a platforms/android/build/outputs/apk/android-debug.apk

Note that GMAIL_USER, GMAIL_PASS and MAIL_RCPT are environment variables that have to be configured in the project settings -> Variables and the CI_* variables are set by the CI system and for Gitlab CI are documented here. The documentation for sendemail is here.

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