joshdholtz / produce

Create new iOS apps on iTunes Connect and Dev Portal using the command line

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Create new iOS apps on iTunes Connect and Dev Portal using your command line
This tool was sponsored by AppInstitute.

Get in contact with the developer on Twitter: @KrauseFx

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produce is part of fastlane: connect all deployment tools into one streamlined workflow.


  • Create new apps on both iTunes Connect and the Apple Developer Portal
  • Support for multiple Apple accounts, storing your credentials securely in the Keychain
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sudo gem install produce

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

xcode-select --install

If you don't already have homebrew installed, install it here.



Environment Variables

In case you want to pass more information to produce:

  • PRODUCE_USERNAME (your iTunes Connect username)
  • PRODUCE_APP_IDENTIFIER (the bundle identifier of the new app)
  • PRODUCE_APP_NAME (the name of the new app)
  • PRODUCE_LANGUAGE (the language you want your app to use, e.g. English, German)
  • PRODUCE_VERSION (the initial app version)
  • PRODUCE_SKU (the SKU you want to use, which must be a unique number)
  • FASTLANE_TEAM_ID (the Team ID, e.g. Q2CBPK58CA)
  • FASTLANE_TEAM_NAME (the Team Name, e.g. Felix Krause)

fastlane Integration

Your Fastfile should look like this

lane :appstore do
    produce_username: '',
    produce_app_identifier: '',
    produce_app_name: 'MyApp',
    produce_language: 'English',
    produce_version: '1.0',
    produce_sku: 123,
    produce_team_name: 'SunApps GmbH' # only necessary when in multiple teams


To use the newly generated app in deliver, you need to add this line to your Deliverfile:


This will tell deliver, which App ID to use, since the app is not yet available in the App Store.

How does it work?

produce will access the iOS Dev Center to create your App ID. Check out the full source code: developer_center.rb.

After finishing the first step, produce will access iTunes Connect to create the new app with some initial values. Check out the full source code: itunes_connect.rb.

You'll still have to fill out the remaining information (like screenshots, app description and pricing). You can use deliver to upload your app metadata using a CLI

How is my password stored?

produce uses the password manager from fastlane. Take a look the CredentialsManager README for more information.


fastlane Toolchain

  • fastlane: Connect all deployment tools into one streamlined workflow
  • deliver: Upload screenshots, metadata and your app to the App Store using a single command
  • snapshot: Automate taking localized screenshots of your iOS app on every device
  • frameit: Quickly put your screenshots into the right device frames
  • PEM: Automatically generate and renew your push notification profiles
  • sigh: Because you would rather spend your time building stuff than fighting provisioning
  • cert: Automatically create and maintain iOS code signing certificates
  • codes: Create promo codes for iOS Apps using the command line
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Need help?

  • If there is a technical problem with produce, submit an issue.
  • I'm available for contract work - drop me an email:


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


  1. Create an issue to start a discussion about your idea
  2. Fork it (
  3. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  5. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  6. Create a new Pull Request
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Create new iOS apps on iTunes Connect and Dev Portal using the command line

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