App Distribution

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about App Distribution for PCF:

Element Details
Version v1.3.6
Release date May 16, 2016
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v1.5.x and later
Compatible Elastic Runtime version(s) v1.5.x and later
IaaS support AWS (only for PCF v1.4.x and later) and vSphere

Consider the following compatibility information before upgrading:

Ops Manager Version Supported Upgrades from Imported App Distribution Installation
1.3.x
  • 1.0 to 1.0.1.26
1.4.x
  • 1.0.1.28 only
1.5.x
  • 1.0.1.28 to 1.1.0.0
  • 1.1.0.0 to 1.2.1.0
1.6.x
  • 1.1.0.0 to 1.2.1.0
  • 1.1.0.0 to 1.2.2.0
  • 1.1.0.0 to 1.2.3.0
  • 1.2.1.0 to 1.2.2.0
  • 1.2.x to 1.3.5
1.7.x
  • 1.3.5 to 1.3.6
  • 1.3.5 to 1.3.8

Installation

Please follow these instructions to install via Ops Manager.

Backup and restore

Follow these instructions to backup and restore the MySQL database contents.

These [instructions] can be used to backup and restore the Redis database.

About

The Pivotal App Distribution service provides Pivotal Cloud Foundry users with a release process for testing and sharing mobile apps currently in development. Current mobile platforms supported include iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.

A typical use case is as follows:

  1. In the App Distribution web portal, a developer creates a ‘release’ of an app (currently in development) for QA testers. Developers can add release notes, known issues, lists of supported devices and OS versions, etc.

  2. The QA testing team is notified of the release via email. They can then install (via over-the-air download) and test the app on device. Pending successful completion of testing, QA then approves the release for distribution.

  3. Once approved, the developer can then distribute the release to a larger group of team members, which can include beta testers, project stakeholders, etc.

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