fastlane Plugin for Ionic CLI

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This fastlane plugin helps you build your Ionic Cordova project via the ionic CLI.

It is based on fastlane-plugin-cordova (where it borrows a lot of its code. Thanks!).

Getting Started

This project is a fastlane plugin. To get started with fastlane-plugin-ionic, add it to your project by running:

fastlane add_plugin ionic



Runs ionic cordova build (technically: ionic cordova prepare first, then ionic cordova compile [which is the same as what build does internally]) to build your Ionic project.

  platform: 'ios', # Build your iOS Ionic project
  platform: 'android', # Build your Android Ionic project
  release: false # Build a "Debug" app


Lanes using these actions could look like this:

platform :ios do
  desc "Deploy ios app on the appstore"

  lane :deploy do
    match(type: "appstore")
    ionic(platform: 'ios')

platform :android do
  desc "Deploy android app on play store"

  lane :deploy do
      platform: 'android',
      keystore_path: './prod.keystore',
      keystore_alias: 'prod',
      keystore_password: 'password'

with an Appfile such as

app_identifier ""
apple_id ""
team_id "28323HT"

The ENV['CORDOVA_ANDROID_RELEASE_BUILD_PATH'] is only valid for cordova-android 7.x and newer (which you should be using anyway!).

If you're using Crosswalk (which oyu should not really be doing anymore), replace supply(apk: ENV['CORDOVA_ANDROID_RELEASE_BUILD_PATH']) (and equivalents) by:

  apk_paths: [

Plugin API

To check what's available in the plugin, install it in a project and run at the root of the project:

fastlane actions ionic

Which will produce:

Key Description Env Var Default
platform Platform to build on.
Should be either android or ios
release Build for release if true,
or for debug if false
device Build for device CORDOVA_DEVICE true
prod Build for production IONIC_PROD false
type This will determine what type of build is generated by Xcode.
Valid options are development, enterprise, adhoc, and appstore
team_id The development team (Team ID) to use for code signing CORDOVA_IOS_TEAM_ID 28323HT
provisioning_profile GUID of the provisioning profile to be used for signing CORDOVA_IOS_PROVISIONING_PROFILE
keystore_path Path to the Keystore for Android CORDOVA_ANDROID_KEYSTORE_PATH
keystore_password Android Keystore password CORDOVA_ANDROID_KEYSTORE_PASSWORD
key_password Android Key password (default is keystore password) CORDOVA_ANDROID_KEY_PASSWORD
keystore_alias Android Keystore alias CORDOVA_ANDROID_KEYSTORE_ALIAS
build_number Sets the build number for iOS and version code for Android CORDOVA_BUILD_NUMBER
browserify Specifies whether to browserify build or not CORDOVA_BROWSERIFY false
cordova_prepare Specifies whether to run ionic cordova prepare before building CORDOVA_PREPARE true
min_sdk_version Overrides the value of minSdkVersion set in AndroidManifest.xml CORDOVA_ANDROID_MIN_SDK_VERSION ''
cordova_no_fetch Specifies whether to run ionic cordova platform add with --nofetch parameter CORDOVA_NO_FETCH false
build_flag An array of Xcode buildFlag. Will be appended on compile command. CORDOVA_IOS_BUILD_FLAG []
project Call ionic cordova compile with --project=<Project> to specify project in multi-projects monorepo, the project is looked up by key in the projects object CORDOVA_PROJECT
configuration Call ionic cordova compile with --configuration=<Configuration> to specify the configuration to use (for instance to manage environment in angular) CORDOVA_CONFIGURATION
cordova_build_config_file Call ionic cordova compile with --buildConfig=<ConfigFile> to specify build config file path CORDOVA_BUILD_CONFIG_FILE

Run tests for this plugin

To run both the tests, and code style validation, run


To automatically fix many of the styling issues, use

rubocop -a

Issues and Feedback

For any other issues and feedback about this plugin, please submit it to this repository.


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Using fastlane Plugins

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About fastlane

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