Bitrise launches new mobile DevOps platform to get app updates to market up to 50% faster
SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Bitrise, the Mobile DevOps company that the world’s best-known businesses rely on to bring mobile apps and updates to market faster, today announced the launch of its new enterprise-grade Mobile DevOps platform. The company worked with 12 companies, including a real estate market disruptor Compass, in private beta for six months to increase the speed of each continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI / CD) process that runs on Bitrise. The result is Bitrise’s second-generation platform, which is now available to the company’s over 6,000 global customers and over 100,000 users.
Over the past year, the mobile adoption rate has accelerated by the equivalent of two to three years. The demands of mobile technology are also changing rapidly, increasing the need for speed and constant adaptation of mobile organizations. The pressure on these companies is compounded by the fact that the ranking and visibility of app stores is directly influenced by the frequency of the release cycles: the more frequent the releases, the better. All of this has made mobile the platform where markets are won and lost.
To exceed this accelerated rate of progress, Bitrise has set out to increase the speed of all its automated processes – or builds – by up to 50%. These processes include everything from building an application and running regular tests, to understanding the impact of new pieces of code on applications and testing new updates before shipping to the. App Store.
Since large organizations can run tens of thousands of builds per month, and each build can take anywhere from a few minutes to two hours, increasing the speed of these processes can save developers thousands of hours.
Bitrise has selected a dozen of the world’s most advanced mobile organizations to try out its second-generation platform before releasing it on a large scale. Early trial users, including the real estate platform Compass, reported improvements in the speed of their app development processes and release cycles, ranging from 30% to 50%. Bitrise has documented these improvements in its new Gen2 Performance Benchmark Report.
For sophisticated mobile organizations, which release new updates, on average every two weeks, a botched update can cost millions of dollars. Therefore, these companies don’t just rely on Bitrise to speed time to market; they also use the platform to minimize potential negative end-user experiences by continuously merging and testing changes, and creating environments from which they can confidently submit updates to app stores.
“Mobile teams are increasingly responsible for the success of the business. Our mission at Bitrise is to continually make our infrastructure faster, more scalable, more secure and better equipped to support them, ”said Arpad Kun, vice president of infrastructure at Bitrise. “The first ideas for our second generation infrastructure started to take shape over a year ago, and then we challenged ourselves with a very ambitious goal: to make the platform 50% faster. It sparked the competitive side of our team and kicked everyone into high gear, making the new platform even better than we originally planned.
“Switching to Bitrise’s Gen-2 machines increased the speed of our builds by 30%, reducing our average build times from 21.3 minutes to 14.8 minutes,” said Thomas Baji, the iOS engineer who led the migration at Compass. “Additionally, improved machine performance reduced our annual CI / CD costs by 71%. This cost reduction and improved performance have enabled us to move faster and make bold changes for our customers.
The second generation infrastructure is part of Bitrise’s mobile DevOps ecosystem, which includes its CI / CD platform, partner network and user community. It’s available in Bitrise’s business building platform and its new Velocity plan.
In 2021, Bitrise will focus on co-creation and customer collaboration as one of the main methods to advance its products.
Bitrise recently joined the newly formed Mobile Native Foundation, and has a number of upcoming launches slated for the rest of the year.
Bitrise is a Mobile DevOps company, whose CI / CD platform is used by more than 6,000 companies to accelerate application time to market, improve security and meet evolving mobile demands. Bitrise enables the world’s most sophisticated mobile organizations, including half of all unicorn mobile startups, to automate testing, speed up build times, and quickly understand how new pieces of code will affect applications in direct. Customers such as By transfer (now “WISE“), Virgin Mobile, Grindr, Tonal, Compass, Mozilla, Philips Hue, Babbel and others are using Bitrise to respond quickly to the changing mobile landscape. Bitrise is a Y Combinator company, headquartered in Budapest, with offices in London, San Francisco and Boston.