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fastlane is the easiest way to automate beta deployments and releases for your iOS and Android apps. πŸš€ It handles all tedious tasks, like generating screenshots, dealing with code signing, and releasing your application.

You can start by creating a Fastfile file in your repository, here’s one that defines your beta or App Store release process:

lane :beta do

lane :release do
  upload_to_app_store       # Upload the screenshots and the binary to iTunes
  slack                     # Let your team-mates know the new version is live

You just defined 2 different lanes, one for beta deployment, one for App Store. To release your app in the App Store, all you have to do is

fastlane release

Why fastlane?

πŸš€ Save hours every time you push a new release to the store or beta testing service
✨ Integrates with all your existing tools and services (more than 400 integrations)
πŸ“– 100% open source under the MIT license
🎩 Easy setup assistant to get started in a few minutes
βš’ Runs on your machine, it's your app and your data
πŸ‘» Integrates with all major CI systems
πŸ–₯ Supports iOS, Mac, and Android apps
πŸ”§ Extend and customise fastlane to fit your needs, you're not dependent on anyone
πŸ’­ Never remember any commands any more, just fastlane
🚒 Deploy from any computer, including a CI server

Getting Started

Installing fastlane

fastlane can be installed multiple ways. The preferred method is with a Gemfile. fastlane can also get installed directly through RubyGems or with Homebrew (if on macOS).

A Gemfile (macOS/Linux/Windows)

It is recommended that you use a Gemfile to define your dependency on fastlane. This will clearly define the used fastlane version, and its dependencies, and will also speed up using fastlane.

  • Create a ./Gemfile in the root directory of your project with the content
source ""

gem "fastlane"
  • Run [sudo] bundle update and add both the ./Gemfile and the ./Gemfile.lock to version control
  • Every time you run fastlane, use bundle exec fastlane [lane]
  • On your CI, add [sudo] bundle install as your first build step
  • To update fastlane, just run [sudo] bundle update fastlane

RubyGems (macOS/Linux/Windows)

sudo gem install fastlane -NV

Homebrew (macOS)

brew install fastlane

Setting up fastlane

Navigate to your iOS or Android app and run

fastlane init

fastlane will automatically detect your project, and ask for any missing information.

For more details about how to get up and running, check out the getting started guides:

Questions and support

Before submitting a new GitHub issue, please make sure to search for existing GitHub issues.

If that doesn't help, please submit an issue on GitHub and provide information about your setup, in particular the output of the fastlane env command.

System requirements

Currently, fastlane is officially supported to run on macOS.

But we are working on 🐧 Linux and πŸ–₯️ Windows support for parts of fastlane. Some underlying software like Xcode or iTunes Transporter is only available for macOS, but many other tools and actions can theoretically also work on other platforms. Please see this Github issue for further information.

fastlane team

Helmut Januschka

Felix Krause

JΓ©rΓ΄me Lacoste

Jan Piotrowski

Luka Mirosevic

Olivier Halligon

Jimmy Dee

Iulian Onofrei

Danielle Tomlinson

Aaron Brager

Kohki Miki

Stefan Natchev

Maksym Grebenets

Joshua Liebowitz

Manu Wallner

Fumiya Nakamura

Matthew Ellis

Josh Holtz

Special thanks to all contributors for extending and improving fastlane.


fastlane tracks a few key metrics to understand how developers are using the tool and to help us know what areas need improvement. No personal/sensitive information is ever collected. Metrics that are collected include:

  • The number of fastlane runs
  • A salted hash of the app identifier or package name, which helps us anonymously identify unique usage of fastlane

You can easily opt-out of metrics collection by adding opt_out_usage at the top of your Fastfile or by setting the environment variable FASTLANE_OPT_OUT_USAGE. Check out the metrics code on GitHub


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

This project and all fastlane tools are in no way affiliated with Apple Inc. This project is open source under the MIT license, which means you have full access to the source code and can modify it to fit your own needs. All fastlane tools run on your own computer or server, so your credentials or other sensitive information will never leave your own computer. You are responsible for how you use fastlane tools.

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