APPCIRCLE vs JENKINS

Compare Appcircle with Jenkins with the comprehensive Mobile CI/CD and DevOps tools comparison table.

Find out the similarities and differences between Appcircle and Jenkins and discover alternatives to Jenkins.

AppcircleJenkins
LicenseClosed Source License, Open-Source Workflow StepsFully Open-Source
On-Premise VersionOn-Premise Runner OnlyRun anywhere
Easy to setup projectsConnect your repository and start building within seconds.Jenkins setup is a tedious process and requires manual input.
Cloud Git Providers SupportedGitHub, Bitbucket, Bitbucket (Self-Hosted), GitLab, GitLab (Self-Hosted)Needs to connect to each provider through plugins.
Simple, Easy-to-Use Build Configuration InterfaceManage what to build using our GUI drag-and-drop interface.
Advanced Build Configuration with WorkflowsUse workflow steps that are tailored and maintained for mobile development.Jenkins uses plugins and most mobile development tools aren't supported.
Out of the box support for native and hybrid platformsOut of the Box Support for iOS (Obj-C / Swift), Android (Java / Kotlin), React Native, Flutter, SmartfaceNeeds to be maintained by engineers.
Latest Xcode Version Available within 24 hrsXcode needs to be manually updated
Workflow Components Marketplace
Support for All Recent Xcode VersionsNew versions ready within 24hrs after release. You can choose any Xcode version from most recent to Xcode 10.Xcode needs to be manually updated. Can't revert back to an older Xcode version.
Switch Between HardwareSwitch between M1 Macs and Intel Hardware.Needs to be maintained by engineers
Automatic Hardware MaintanenceHardware changes and migrations are manually handled by engineers.
Centralized Signing Identities
App Testing DistributionAppcircle has its own testing distribution module. You can also connect to external third-party delivery systems like Firebase App Distribution, etc.
Automated DeliveryNeeds to connect to a delivery system
Testing Group Support
Branded App Store for Enterprise Distribution
Access ControlHas a variety of login options from SAML and OpenID SSO, Google, GitHub and Bitbucket SSO. Two-Factor Authentication is also available for increased securitySecurity is single layered. Additional security can be added via plugins.

In terms of speed, Appcircle has the fastest builds for benchmark iOS project. For a detailed overview, check our benchmark article.

This information is last updated in April 2022. Please contact us if you want to provide updates.

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