The AppMachine has been rebuilding the Publish functionality in the past three months and from Mid June - Mid July we will be slowly releasing this new flow to all of our AppMachine customers. 

Using the new publishing flow  also means that the new Flutter version of your app will be published to the app stores.


The flow will first become available for new apps which haven't been uploaded to the stores yet.
At the end of July the new publishing will also become available for existing AppMachine apps.

>> Note: some features have not been implemented in the new application yet, which can mean that for your app you need to wait till you get access to the new publishing flow and new Flutter app till we have made that functionality available. 
Whenever you click the Publish now button in the Designer, AppMachine checks if new publishing is already possible for your new app or not.



The new updated Publishing flow is important because 

  1. the Apple App Store publishing flow now uses Apple App Store Connect APIs which means that
    - if Apple changes it's interface, the publishing will still work.
    - the status of your app is updated automatically in our system
    - if there are issues uploading your app, the screens in AppMachine will show you much more specific what the problem is, so you should be able to fix the issues yourself , instead of needing to contact the Support team.

  2. a Google Play Store flow which uses AAB files

  3. the new flows upload the new Flutter application which matches the version of your app which you see in the right side of the AppMachine Designer




Is new publishing available for your app? 

As of Monday June 20th: 


AppMachine will automatically check if it is possible to publish your app via the new flow based on the following criteria

  1. Is your app paid for? 
  2. Is this the first time the app is being published to the app stores?
  3. Does your app contain blocks which are not supported yet in the new publish flow like Javascript, Loyaltycard or Coupons?
    => in that case you cannot publish your app with the new flow yet.
  4. Is your app Multilingual or has a Default language which is not English?
    => in that case you cannot publish your app with the new flow yet


How to get started

  1. Open your app in the current Designer and click the Publish Now button in the top right corner
  2. If your app is according the new guidelines, you will see this screen, where you will need to choose Publish Flutter app

    If you don't see this screen and you do want to participate in the new publishing program, you can send an email to support@appmachine.com so we can check why your app cannot use the new flow yet.
  3. That will open our New publishing dashboard, which will look like this:
  4. Please follow these two articles to help you to get your app published to both app stores: 
    • Setup your app for the Apple App Store
    • How to setup your app for the Google play Store



Problems? 


  • We want you to know that our whole team is available for you to fix any problems which might arise as soon as possible.
  • For us to be able to help you as quickly as possible we ask you to 
    1. Use the articles in this section of our Help center:
    2. Whenever you don’t understand something, email support@appmachine.com immediately with the words “Publish beta” in the title and a specification of the issue.
    3. Please always include your appnumber and screenshots to explain the issue to us. 


We are very excited to have this new functionality available for you!