1. Create your first Appollo configuration build

If you are here, it means that you managed to install Appollo and have created your account.

You are almost there, this is the only step you need to do to create your first configuration build.

It is really easy, you just need to use this one command:

appollo build start


Make sure you are in the root folder of your app!


You can always add --help to your command line to list all the options of the command. That way, you can see what your next action will be.

Select the configuration type

Appollo build start select type

Now, select the No application (Xcode will not be configured) option.


If you have linked your Appollo account with your Apple Developer Account, you will be able to see a list of the Apps you added.

Appollo build start select option

Appollo will prepare your build in a few moments!

Appollo build start prepare

Once it is done, you will receive all the credentials of your Mac virtual machine.

Appollo build start ready

Let’s hop on to the next chapter of our tutorial to learn how to connect and setup Xcode for your build.


If you have an Apple developer account and App ID(s), check out our tutorial on how to link your account and how to create an app ID using Appollo.


If the build fails you can easily access the logs of your build with the command appollo build logs and select the build for which you want to view the logs.


If you closed your terminal while your app was building you can execute appollo build detail and select the last build and you will have a detailed view of the build’s status. Builds do not stop if the appollo build start command is killed.