Launching Slack notifications and automatic tagging!

Slack notifications

This one’s pretty simple. Connect the Runway Slack app and choose a channel, and we’ll send you updates about the progress of your release. Some things Runway will notify you about:

  • When all tasks slated for the release have been completed
  • When your app has been submitted for review
  • When a new Release Candidate is available
  • … and more!
Screenshot showing a Slack notification from Runway about a release being feature complete
Screenshot of a Slack notification from Runway about an app update being submitted and now Waiting for Review by Apple

Want to try it out? You can find the Slack integration at the bottom of the integrations page. Once you connect the Runway Slack app to your workspace, you’re all set!

Automatic tagging

We know remembering to tag your release on GitHub can feel like a chore, but we also know it’s a super important part of the release process. Tagging means you always know exactly which commit was released for which version, so you can always check out the codebase exactly as it was when you released it – for all of your past releases. That’s why we’re excited to bring automatic tagging into Runway. 

Here’s how it works:

  • Runway will automatically tag the commit associated with your App Store Connect build as soon as its App Store status reaches “Processing for App Store” 
  • Runway will generate a description of your release based on all the commits and associated tickets that were part of your release
  • You’ll see automatically created tags and releases under the “Releases” section on your GitHub project
  • If for any reason, Runway was unable to tag your release, we created a nice interface within Runway for you to choose a commit to tag (you can find it in the “Ready for takeoff” step on your release)
  • You can always edit any of the tags automatically created by Runway
Screenshot showing a release description in GitHub that was automatically generated by Runway
Screenshot showing 'Created release tag' as a Runway automated release task

Please note, to enable automatic tagging, we’ll request updated GitHub permissions which can be approved by any repo admin.