Get up to 50% faster native builds with the Appflow M1/Apple Silicon build stack

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Appflow, Ionic
PRODUCT

’s mobile CI/CD platform, takes all the guesswork out of managing infrastructure for your native mobile builds. Now, you can expect

50%
PERCENT

faster build times on average with the new

M1/Apple Silicon
ORG

build stack, available on all paid plans.

Appflow build stacks


Appflow
PRODUCT

provides a cloud environment for you to quickly and easily compile native binaries for iOS and

Android
ORG

applications. These environments are based on build stacks. Build stacks are a specific combination of hardware and software required to build your app. This means no more wasted developer resources manually updating versions of

Node
ORG

,

Android Studio
ORG

, or

Cocoapods
PERSON

, or provisioning

Mac
ORG

hardware for native builds.


New Appflow
LOC

build stacks are released multiple times per year and deprecated over time, giving your team options based on your project’s needs. The

Appflow
ORG

team is excited to now offer build stacks with

M1/Apple Silicon
ORG

support:

macOS –

2023.09
CARDINAL



Apple
ORG

silicon

macOS –

2023.06
CARDINAL



Apple
ORG

silicon

These build stacks use an

M1
PRODUCT

machine with the

Apple
ORG

silicon chip to provide you with a faster build experience and flexibility for your infrastructure requirements.

The road to

M1
PRODUCT

In

June 2020
DATE

,

Apple
ORG

announced a

two-year
DATE

transition from

Intel
ORG

-based hardware to custom

Apple
ORG

silicon, with the goal of improving performance and establishing a common architecture across all

Apple
ORG

products.


Apple
ORG

’s transition to its own silicon architecture, starting off with the

M1
PRODUCT

chip, marks a pivotal moment in the tech industry.

Native iOS
ORG

builds stand to gain from this chip’s enhanced performance and efficiency. For developers, this means faster build times and more stable CI/CD pipelines. By aligning our build stacks with

Apple
ORG

silicon, our users can leverage these advancements without friction, staying at the forefront of iOS development.

As a mobile CI/CD solution,

Appflow
ORG

continuously updates our infrastructure and platform to ensure that developers have the best options available to meet the needs of their teams, apps, and users.

Getting started

To use the new build stack, select it from the “Build stack” option for iOS builds on the “Create a new build” screen in

Appflow
LOC

.

The

Apple
ORG

silicon build stacks have the same software dependencies as the

Intel
ORG

-based build stacks. You can compare all build stacks in our documentation here, and keep an eye out for new

2023.10
CARDINAL

build stacks coming at

the end of this month
DATE

.

To take advantage of

50%
PERCENT

faster build times with

Apple
ORG

silicon build stacks, sign up for an

Appflow
ORG

paid plan

today
DATE

.