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Cider is a tool managing the entire release process of an iOS, macOS or tvOS application, supported by official Apple APIs. It takes the builds you’ve uploaded to App Store Connect, updates their metadata, and submits them for review automatically using an expressive YAML configuration. Unlike Xcode or altool, Cider is designed to be useful on Linux and Windows, in addition to macOS.

Cider is not a replacement for altool, the official command-line interface for uploading, validating, and notarizing archives to Apple. It’s instead designed to complement altool, and by extension xcodebuild. With Cider, your pipeline can build, test, upload, and now release your app without any required manual action.