Types of notifications

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App reviews

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Daily app reviews digest
A recap of new reviews of your app within the past day.
New app review
A new review of your app was published.

Release announcement

Notification
Info
Release announcement
A detailed message about your newly-completed release.
Example of a release announcement Slack notification

Release cycle

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Kickoff reminder before target time/date
Your target release kickoff time/date is approaching.
Kickoff successful
Your release was kicked off:
  • Release branch teams
    • A release branch was detected
    • Runway created a release branch
  • Static branch teams
    • Code promotion was detected
    • Runway promoted code from working branch to release branch
  • Bump version status, if configured
    • Runway attempted to bump version on working branch, link to PR
    • Runway bumped version on working branch
Kickoff failed
Your release could not be kicked off:
  • Release branch teams
    • Runway couldn’t create a release branch; needs to be created manually
  • Static branch teams
    • Runway couldn’t perform code promotion; needs to be done manually
Pilot reminder for upcoming release
A reminder for the pilot of the next release. Sent after an app update is successfully released, or when an existing release pilot is changed.
Schedule cadence paused or resumed
Your schedule of recurring target times/dates in Runway was paused or resumed.
VCS release successful
Your update was successfully pushed to your VCS distribution platform (for teams that ultimately release to a platform like GitHub, etc).
Manual submit to app store successful
Your app update was manually submitted to the app store for review.
Submit reminder before target time/date
Your target app submission time/date is approaching. This notification will also call out any remaining incomplete steps.
Automatic submit failed - incomplete steps
Runway couldn’t automatically submit your release for review at the target time/date because one or more required steps were not complete (green).
Automatic submit failed
Runway was unable to automatically submit your release for review at the target time/date.
App store status was updated
Your status in the app store was changed to:
  • iOS
    • Waiting for Review
    • In Review
    • Approved
    • Rejected
    • Metadata rejected
    • Developer rejected
    • Released
  • Android
Release reminder before target time/date
Your target app release time/date is approaching. This notification will also call out any remaining incomplete steps.
Manual app store release successful
Your app update was manually released to the app store.
Automatic release by Runway was successful
Runway automatically released (or started a phased release of) your app update at the target time/date.
Automatic release by Runway failed - incomplete steps
Runway couldn’t automatically release your app update at the target time/date because one or more required steps were not complete (green).
Automatic release by Runway failed
Runway was unable to automatically release your app update at the target time/date.
Phased release / Staged rollout progress update
An update on the progress of your phased release (iOS) / staged rollout (Android).
Unstable phased release halted
Runway automatically paused your phased release due to a low session stability rate.
Stable phased release accelerated to 100%
Runway automatically accelerated your phased release / staged rollout to 100% of users due to a high session stability rate.

Builds

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Info
New build in progress
​CI started a workflow for a new Release Candidate build.
Build stopped
​CI workflow for a new Release Candidate build was stopped.
Build failed
CI workflow for a new Release Candidate build failed.
New build available
CI successfully completed a new Release Candidate build.
New build available w/ artifacts
CI successfully completed a new Release Candidate build, and build artifacts are available to download. (More info)
New production workflow build available
CI successfully completed a new production build (for teams with a separate production build workflow).

Release process tasks

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A step was approved
​One of your release steps was marked as approved (for steps that need to be manually approved, currently applies to Screenshots and Metadata)
New work has been added to this release
A ticket or code was detected that prevented the Feature Readiness step from being considered done (green).
Feature affiliations applied
Runway automatically applied missing labels and/or Fix versions to tickets associated with your release in your project management tool. (More info)
Feature Readiness step is complete
All work slated for this release (determined by tickets or code affiliated with the current version) is done.
Metadata is editable
Metadata can now be edited for this release.
Metadata defaults were applied
Runway automatically applied your default metadata to this release. (More info)
Release tagged
Your completed release was tagged by Runway. (More info)
Couldn't tag release
Runway tried and failed to automatically tag your completed release.
Selected build in app store was changed
The selected build for release in the app store was manually changed via Runway.

Checklist items

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Checklist item incomplete
One or more checklist items is incomplete and is preventing a step from being considered done (green).
Checklist item completed
One of your checklist items was marked as done.
Checklist item reminder
When one or more checklist items in a step are still pending, but the step is otherwise complete, Runway will begin sending reminder notifications every 12 hours until the step's checklist is complete.
Regression item reminder
When the Regression Testing step becomes active, and there are still pending items, Runway will begin sending reminder notifications every day until all Regression testing items are complete.
Approval item reminder
Runway will send reminder notifications every day until all Approvals items are complete. Reminders will start a few hours after kickoff, or a few hours before submission.

Testing

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Regression testing status updated
​The status of your regression testing was changed to:
  • Started
  • Not started
  • Passed
  • Failed
Beta testing build available for internal testing
A new build is now available for internal testers on TestFlight (iOS), or has been promoted to a Google Play testing track (Android).
Beta testing build submitted for review for external testing
A beta testing build in TestFlight (iOS) was submitted for review in order to be available to external testers.
Beta testing build available for external testing
A build is now available for external testing on TestFlight (iOS).
Beta soak started
A new beta soak period started due to a new Release Candidate build becoming available.
Beta soak complete
Beta soak period has fully elapsed.
Beta soak ended manually
Beta soak period was marked as complete.
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