Why we built Bump, an automated pipeline for releasing apps with Sparkle

And how you can use it too…

As part-time authors of Mac software, we’ve felt first-hand the pain of managing our own distribution outside the AppStore. That’s why today we’re introducing Bump, an automated pipeline for releasing apps with Sparkle. Bump has made updating & releasing our apps a much smoother process but before we show you how, a little on how we got here.

Introducing Bump

We built Bump to automate this flow for us entirely. Bump makes setting up an entire Sparkle-compatible release pipeline a matter of seconds. Best of all, it makes updates to your app even easier, as simple as writing a single commit.

Creating your first Bump-powered release

Start using Bump by generating your own Bump-powered repo. We’ll be creating this release entirely in GitHub.

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