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

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:55 am


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 .

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