Passing release notes

How to publish build release notes using the Flutter workflow editor

Create custom release notes to notify users of the changes as you publish a new version of your app.

Release notes can be published to:

  • email. The release notes will be included in the publishing email of a successful build if you have publishing to email configured in App settings > Notifications > Email.
  • Slack. The release notes will be included in the Slack notification of a successful build if you have publishing to Slack configured in App settings > Notifications > Slack.
  • App Store Connect. The release notes will be published to App Store Connect if you have publishing to App Store Connect configured in App settings > Distribution > App Store Connect.
  • Google Play. The release notes will be published to Google Play Console if you have publishing to Google Play configured in App settings > Distribution > Google Play.
  • Firebase App Distribution. The release notes will be published to Firebase console if you have publishing to Firebase App Distribution configured in App settings > Distribution > Firebase App Distribution.

Setting up release notes

There are three supported options to set up release notes:

  1. Create a release_notes.txt file and add it to the project working directory, which is either the repository root directory or the Project path specified in the Build section in your workflow settings. Codemagic will fetch the content of that file and publish it with the build when it’s present.
    • For email, Slack and Firebase App Distribution, the release notes will be published as is.
    • For Google Play, the release notes will be published under the en-US language localization code.
For App Store Connect, supported languages and codes are listed here. For Google Play Console, supported languages and codes are listed here.
  1. Create a release_notes_<language_localization_code>.txt file for every language used, e.g. release_notes_en-GB.txt, release_notes_it.txt, and add them to the project working directory, which is either the repository root directory or the Project path specified in the Build section in your workflow settings.

    • Release notes with the en-US language code will be published to email, Slack and Firebase App Distribution in case a file with the en-US language code exists. If not, the first found release notes will be published.
    • For Google Play, all the release notes will be published with corresponding language codes.
    • For both App Store Connect and Google Play, only the release notes with the supported language codes will be published, omitting language codes that are not supported.
  2. Create a release_notes.json file with the following content:

    [
        {
            "language": "en-GB",
            "text": "British English release notes text"
        },
        {
            "language": "en-US",
            "text": "The US English release notes text"
        }
    ]
    

    Add this file to the project working directory, which is either the repository root directory or the Project path specified in the Build section in your workflow settings. Notes with missing language or text fields will not be taken into account.

    • Release notes with the en-US language code will be published to email, Slack and Firebase App Distribution, given that a file with the en-US language code exists. If not, the first found release notes will be published.
    • For both App Store Connect and Google Play, only the release notes with the supported language codes will be published, omitting language codes that are not supported.