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License: MIT License
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Get a notification once your App Store Connect build is finished processing

When you upload a new binary from Xcode to App Store Connect, you have to wait until it's done processing before you can submit it to the App Store.

As the #iosprocessingtime varies from a few minutes to multiple hours, it's easy to forget to check App Store Connect to see if the build is ready. WatchBuild lets you know as soon as it is done.

WatchBuild is a simple standalone tool that shows a notification once your newly uploaded build was successfully processed by App Store Connect.

Once the build is ready to be pushed to TestFlight or for review, you get a macOS notification. You can even directly click on the notification to open the build on App Store Connect.

Why use WatchBuild?

WatchBuild is a standalone tool and can be used without any of the other fastlane tools. This is big, since you can use WatchBuild also if you use Xcode to upload your app.

This tool is not a replacement for deliver (Upload metadata and builds to App Store Connect) or pilot (Upload and distribute new builds to TestFlight), but is meant as a small helpful utility with the main purpose to wait for the binary processing to be finished.

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Installation • Usage • Need help?


sudo gem install watchbuild

Make sure, you have the latest version of the Xcode command line tools installed:

xcode-select --install



You can pass your bundle identifier and username like this:

watchbuild -a com.krausefx.app -u [email protected]

You can also include a Slack webhook url for notifications via Slack:

watchbuild -a com.krausefx.app -u [email protected] --slack_url https://hooks.slack.com/services/<your-webhook>

For a list of available parameters and commands run

watchbuild --help

How is my password stored?

WatchBuild uses the secure CredentialsManager from fastlane that stores credentials in your local keychain.

Need help?

Please submit an issue on GitHub and provide information about your setup

Code of Conduct

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This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license. See the LICENSE file.

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