supply

Alias for the upload_to_play_store action

Command line tool for updating Android apps and their metadata on the Google Play Store

supply uploads app metadata, screenshots, binaries, and app bundles to Google Play. You can also select tracks for builds and promote builds to production.


FeaturesSetupQuick StartCommandsUploading an APKUploading an AABImages


Features

  • Update existing Android applications on Google Play via the command line
  • Upload new builds (APKs and AABs)
  • Retrieve and edit metadata, such as title and description, for multiple languages
  • Upload the app icon, promo graphics and screenshots for multiple languages
  • Have a local copy of the metadata in your git repository
  • Retrieve version code numbers from existing Google Play tracks

Setup

Setup consists of setting up your Google Developers Service Account

  1. Open the Google Play Console
  2. Select Settings tab, followed by the API access tab
  3. Click the Create Service Account button and follow the Google API Console link in the dialog
  4. Click the Create Service account button at the top of the developers console screen
  5. Provide a name for the service account
  6. Click Select a role and choose Service Accounts > Service Account User
  7. Check the Furnish a new private key checkbox
  8. Select JSON as the Key type
  9. Click Create to close the dialog
  10. Make a note of the file name of the JSON file downloaded to your computer
  11. Back on the Google Play developer console, click Done to close the dialog
  12. Click on Grant Access for the newly added service account
  13. Choose Release Manager from the Role dropdown
  14. Click Add user to close the dialog

Migrating Google credential format (from .p12 key file to .json)

In previous versions of supply, credentials to your Play Console were stored as .p12 files. Since version 0.4.0, supply now supports the recommended .json key Service Account credential files. If you wish to upgrade:

  • follow the Setup procedure once again to make sure you create the appropriate JSON file
  • update your fastlane configuration or your command line invocation to use the appropriate argument if necessary. Note that you don't need to take note nor pass the issuer argument anymore.

The previous p12 configuration is still currently supported.

Quick Start

  • cd [your_project_folder]
  • fastlane supply init
  • Make changes to the downloaded metadata, add images, screenshots and/or an APK
  • fastlane supply run

Available Commands

  • fastlane supply: update an app with metadata, a build, images and screenshots
  • fastlane supply init: download metadata for an existing app to a local directory
  • fastlane action supply: show information on available commands, arguments and environment variables

You can either run supply on its own and use it interactively, or you can pass arguments or specify environment variables for all the options to skip the questions.

Uploading an APK

To upload a new binary to Google Play, simply run

fastlane supply --apk path/to/app.apk

This will also upload app metadata if you previously ran fastlane supply init.

To gradually roll out a new build use

fastlane supply --apk path/app.apk --track rollout --rollout 0.5

Expansion files (obbs) found under the same directory as your APK will also be uploaded together with your APK as long as:

  • they are identified as type 'main' or 'patch' (by containing 'main' or 'patch' in their file name)
  • you have at most one of each type

Uploading an AAB

To upload a new Android application bundle to Google Play, simply run

fastlane supply --aab path/to/app.aab

This will also upload app metadata if you previously ran fastlane supply init.

To gradually roll out a new build use

fastlane supply --aab path/app.aab --track rollout --rollout 0.5

Images and Screenshots

After running fastlane supply init, you will have a metadata directory. This directory contains one or more locale directories (e.g. en-US, en-GB, etc.), and inside this directory are text files such as title.txt and short_description.txt.

Inside of a given locale directory is a folder called images. Here you can supply images with the following file names (extension can be png, jpg or jpeg):

  • featureGraphic
  • icon
  • promoGraphic
  • tvBanner

You can also supply screenshots by creating directories within the images directory with the following names, containing PNGs or JPEGs (image names are irrelevant):

  • phoneScreenshots/
  • sevenInchScreenshots/ (7-inch tablets)
  • tenInchScreenshots/ (10-inch tablets)
  • tvScreenshots/
  • wearScreenshots/

Note that these will replace the current images and screenshots on the play store listing, not add to them.

Changelogs (What's new)

You can add changelog files under the changelogs/ directory for each locale. The filename should exactly match the version code of the APK that it represents. fastlane supply init will populate changelog files from existing data on Google Play if no metadata/ directory exists when it is run.

└── fastlane
    └── metadata
        └── android
            ├── en-US
            │   └── changelogs
            │       ├── 100000.txt
            │       └── 100100.txt
            └── fr-FR
                └── changelogs
                    └── 100100.txt

Track Promotion

A common Play publishing scenario might involve uploading an APK version to a test track, testing it, and finally promoting that version to production.

This can be done using the --track_promote_to parameter. The --track_promote_to parameter works with the --track parameter to command the Play API to promote existing Play track APK version(s) (those active on the track identified by the --track param value) to a new track (--track_promote_to value).

Retrieve Track Version Codes

Before performing a new APK upload you may want to check existing track version codes, or you may simply want to provide an informational lane that displays the currently promoted version codes for the production track. You can use the google_play_track_version_codes action to retrieve existing version codes for a package and track. For more information, see fastlane action google_play_track_version_codes help output.


supply
Supported platforms android
Author @KrauseFx

2 Examples

upload_to_play_store
supply # alias for "upload_to_play_store"

Parameters

Key Description Default
package_name The package name of the application to use *
track The track of the application to use. The default available tracks are: production, beta, alpha, internal, rollout production
rollout The percentage of the user fraction when uploading to the rollout track
metadata_path Path to the directory containing the metadata files *
key DEPRECATED! Use --json_key instead - The p12 File used to authenticate with Google *
issuer DEPRECATED! Use --json_key instead - The issuer of the p12 file (email address of the service account) *
json_key The path to a file containing service account JSON, used to authenticate with Google *
json_key_data The raw service account JSON data used to authenticate with Google *
apk Path to the APK file to upload *
apk_paths An array of paths to APK files to upload
aab Path to the AAB file to upload *
skip_upload_apk Whether to skip uploading APK false
skip_upload_aab Whether to skip uploading AAB false
skip_upload_metadata Whether to skip uploading metadata false
skip_upload_images Whether to skip uploading images, screenshots not included false
skip_upload_screenshots Whether to skip uploading SCREENSHOTS false
track_promote_to The track to promote to. The default available tracks are: production, beta, alpha, internal, rollout
validate_only Only validate changes with Google Play rather than actually publish false
mapping Path to the mapping file to upload
mapping_paths An array of paths to mapping files to upload
root_url Root URL for the Google Play API. The provided URL will be used for API calls in place of https://www.googleapis.com/
check_superseded_tracks Check the other tracks for superseded versions and disable them false

* = default value is dependent on the user's system


To show the documentation in your terminal, run

fastlane action supply

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