Programming language: Groovy
License: Apache License 2.0
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Latest version: v0.20.0

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The gradle xcode plugin (gxp) makes it easier to build Xcode projects by specifying the build settings in a single configuration file. The goal is to keep the build file as simple as possible, but also enable a great flexibility for the build.

The gxp uses the Apple command line tools (like xcodebuild) to perform the build.

Here a brief overview of the features:


Xcode 7 or greater

  • Gradle 2.14 or greater
  • Java 1.6 or greater

Current stable version is 0.20.0



Create a build.gradle file and place it in the same directory where xcodeproj file lies.

Here the minimal content you need in your build.gradle file:

plugins {
  id "org.openbakery.xcode-plugin" version "0.20.0"

xcodebuild {
  scheme = 'MY-SCHEMA'
  target = 'MY-TARGET'

You can also use the version that is deployed the repository on openbakery.org with the following build.gradle file configuration:

buildscript {
  repositories {
    maven {

  dependencies {
    classpath "org.openbakery:xcode-plugin:0.20.+"

apply plugin: "org.openbakery.xcode-plugin"

Current develop version

When using the openbakery.org repository you can also get the latest develop version by including develop into the version pattern. e.g.:

classpath "org.openbakery:xcode-plugin:0.20.0.develop.+"

The develop version contains all the changes from the develop branch, where all the fixes and feature are implemented. The development version is deployed automatically when all the projects unit tests are successful, and also the if the example projects build.


You find example projects in [example/](example/) with a working build.gradle file. After you have fetched the example go to the example/iOS/Example directory and you build the project different targets:

  • Build with gradle xcodebuild
  • Run the unit tests with gradle test
  • Perform a device build and upload it to App Center with gradle integration. Here you need to specify your sign settings first (see [Signing](Documentation/Parameters.md#sign-settings) ). Open the build.gradle file an follow the instructions.
  • Perform an appstore build with gradle appstore. (Also the sign settings are needed).


I'm always happy to receive pull requests with new features and if you send a pull request please consider the following things:

  • Use the develop branch for pull requests, because all the new stuff is implemented in the develop branch and also pull requests are always merge into develop
  • Use Tabs instead of spaces.
  • Make sure that all unit tests are working before you send the pull request. Just run 'gradle test'
  • I urge you to write unit tests.
  • For unit test please use the spock framework for mocking. I want to remove the old gmock framework and port the old tests to use spock.
  • Pull requests that contains new features or fixes but without any unit tests will NOT be merged.


This project is licensed under the terms of the Apache license. See the [LICENSE](LICENSE) file.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Gradle Xcode plugin README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.