Change the text of "Your app is ready for install" email if the app is App Store signed

Previously these deployment emails were sent the same way for every kind of iOS app, which means that the subject was “Your app is ready for install” and there was an “Install” button in the email content.

This is correct in most cases, except for App Store signed iOS apps. Those can’t be installed from Bitrise.io or from any other source other than the App Store or iTunes Connect TestFlight, so the “Install” button and the “ready for install” texts were quite misleading.

From now on, App Store signed iOS apps’ deployment emails include a “Download” button instead of the “Install” button, a new “You can’t install this build from bitrise.io directly, as it was built for the App Store. It can only be installed from the App Store or from iTunes Connect TestFlight.” info message, and the subject of the email was changed to “ready for AppStore” instead of “ready for install”.

Deployed, in production! :wink:

HUH? The email doesn’t make sense at all.

Can you clarify this a bit? You can click the button in the email to get to the build’s page. There you can check the artifact and even download it on your Mac/PC - the same things you can do with any IPA. It’s just not possible to install it from there.

Sure, the email I receive says:

“[DOWNLOAD BUTTON]
You can’t install this build from bitrise.io directly, as it was built for the App Store. It can only be installed from the App Store or from iTunes Connect TestFlight.”

The Download button seems to imply I can download the app from the email, which is false.
The first sentence is helpful and true, but misleading, since the big Download Button gets the user to believe or hope that a download is possible.
(The first sentence also mangles the “Download” button verbiage with the word “install”, which are two different sort of ideas of course–but confusing esp. to internal users with a TestFlight App, where downloading and installing are synonymous.)
The second sentence is also true, but not helpful, because the installing and downloading of apps are synonymous on TestFlight App.

Just a suggested copy for the email: Download button should say, View IPA and Download from Bitrise

The verbiage below it is confusing so maybe less of it, or just another text link to Apps and Artifacts.

Or just make the Download button take users to the Apps and Artifacts tab.

Great idea @brookshanesOF, I’ll pass it to the team for a discussion! :slight_smile: