App submission

Use the app submission step to verify or change your selected release candidate build in app stores, review any final release settings, and submit your update for review.

Selected build in app store

The selected build module indicates which build is currently selected in the app store, as well as its matching CI build identifier.
Runway isn’t always able to match a CI build to your selected build in the app store. This can occur if a build was manually uploaded to the app store, or if commit info is missing from your build in CI.
You can click the Change selected build action to switch the build that will be submitted for review. The list of builds will also show linked app store and CI build identifiers if available.
(iOS) Builds can take up to five minutes to show up in Runway after being uploaded to App Store Connect.
Runway will automatically select your latest uploaded build in the app store if the ‘Select the latest build’ automation is enabled.
Note that Runway will stop automatically selecting the latest build if it detects that a build was manually selected either in Runway, or in App Store Connect or the Play Console.

(iOS) dSYMs / Symbol files

Download links for dSYMs will appear at the bottom of the selected build module.

Release workflow

If a release workflow or deploy branch is defined in your settings — for teams that produce different builds for staging/RC and production — you will see an additional module that displays the status of your production build workflow, along with a Run workflow action.
See our Builds and Branches article for additional information about configuring Runway for multiple build workflows.

(iOS) App Store Connect release settings

This module reflects current settings for this app version in App Store Connect.
  • Version release
    • Automatically release this version
    • Automatically release this version after App Review, no earlier than a specified time
    • Manually release this version
If you want Runway to automate the release of your app update, the Version release setting in App Store Connect should be set to Manual.
For more details on version release options, visit
Apple’s documentation.
  • Phased release
    • Off
    • On — When choosing this option, Apple will automatically increase your phased release percentage in the App Store each day over a 7-day period.
Phased release sequence: 1% of users on Day 1, 2% on Day 2, 5% on Day 3, 10% on Day 4, 20% on Day 5, 50% on Day 6, and 100% on Day 7.
For more details on Phased releases, visit
Apple’s documentation.

App review information

Here, you can verify key information that will be passed along to Apple’s reviewers here. To make changes, or to view all available fields, visit App Store Connect directly.
  • Contact — Information for the contact person in your organization if the App Review team needs additional information.
  • Sign-in required — Sign-in information for a demo account, if relevant.
  • Review notes — Additional information about your app that can help during the review process.
For more details on App review information, visit
Apple’s documentation.

(Android) Release defaults

This module reflects the settings that Runway will use when submitting your app for review with Google.
  • Staged rollout
    • Don’t stage, release updates to all users immediately
    • Staged rollout to a percentage of users
    • Staged rollout with percent increasing over a 7-day period
      • When choosing this option, Runway will automatically increase your staged rollout percentage in the Play Console each day over a 7-day period. (1% of users on Day 1, 2% on Day 2, 5% on Day 3, 10% on Day 4, 20% on Day 5, 50% on Day 6, and 100% on Day 7).

App submission automations

You can configure the following App submission automations by visiting the Automations tab on this step:

App submission checklist

You can add checklist items to this step by visiting the Checklist tab.
Checklist items cover any unique parts of your team's release process and live across all your releases. Steps with checklist items won't be marked as complete (green) in Runway until all checklist items have been completed (in addition to the normal criteria that would mark a step as completed).