Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Codemagic
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Codemagic is a developer's CI/CD tool for mobile app projects. Build Android, iOS, React Native, Ionic, Unity, and Flutter projects on Codemagic. Codemagic uses its own CLI tools under the hood to perform complicated tasks like code signing and distribution to the stores. These are open-sourced and available on Github. Codemagic offers pay as you go pricing for teams as well as an all-inclusive option with an unlimited plan (called the professional plan). Codemagic is used…
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GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by aiming to empower development, security, and operations teams to build better software, faster. With GitLab, teams can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously instead of managing disparate tools and scripts. GitLab helps teams across the complete DevSecOps lifecycle, from developing, securing, and deploying software. Differentiators, as described by Gitlab: Simplicity: With GitLab, DevSecOps can…
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per month per user
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Linux Standard VM
$0.015 / minute
macOS Standard VM
$0.038 / minute
Linux Preium VM
$0.045 / minute
Windows Premium VM
$0.045 / minute
macOS premium VM
$0.095 / minute
GitLab Essential
$0
per month per user
GitLab Premium
$29
per month per user
GitLab Ultimate
$99
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CodemagicGitLab
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsProfessional plans available for $299/month. Perfect for teams who need fixed costs. This includes: Unlimited premium macOS VM minutes Unlimited premium Linux VM minutes Unlimited premium Windows VM minutes Teams with unlimited users 3 concurrent builds In-app support
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Git
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(121 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Codemagic
For companies currently investing in Flutter app deployment, the CD/CI automation that Codemagic brings to the table is a game-changer. Its decision-making process needs to consider all the architecture in place and in a common scenario with other programming frameworks, the initial investments can seem high. In this sense, Flutter will reduce programming staff needs as you can attack multiple target environments and platforms easily, and at the same time the effort to get it working on app stores is now improved thanks to the focus Codemagic gave to support the FLutter community in targeting this solution to ease the process. If you invest in Flutter, you have to invest in Codemagic.
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GitLab
We started to use GitLab for hosting git source code repositories of our projects only but slowly we started to use it to store container images, packages, dependency proxy as well infrastucture registry and it is now well suited for Continuous Integration in our projects, It wasn't that good in Continuous Deployment before 12.0 version but after 12.0 it is amazingly good for Continuous Deployment as well since it keeps deployment information in a well organized manner which can be configure in ci yaml configuration.
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Pros
Codemagic
  • Flutter Apps
  • Deploy to appstores
  • Build test apps
  • Easy to scale up once ready
  • Has extra seats and team settings, through paid options, to support the prior.
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GitLab
  • GitLab excels in managing code versions, allowing easy tracking of changes, branch management, and merging contributions.
  • It helps maintain code stability and reliability, saving time and effort in the development or research workflow.
  • Powerful code review features, enabling collaboration and feedback among team members.
  • Robust project management features, including issue tracking, kanban boards, and milestones.
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Cons
Codemagic
  • One more seat available for free accounts, for the first year or trial.
  • Improved and simplified secrets management to avoid security leaks.
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GitLab
  • CI variables management is sometimes hard to use, for example, with File type variables. The scope of each variable is also hard to guess.
  • Access Token: there are too many types (Personal, Project, global..), and it is hard to identify the scope and where it comes from once created.
  • Runners: auto-scaled runners are for the moment hard to put in place, and monitoring is not easy.
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Likelihood to Renew
Codemagic
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GitLab
Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
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Usability
Codemagic
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GitLab
I find it easy to use, I haven't had to do the integration work, so that's why it is a 9/10, cause I can't speak to how easy that part was or the initial set up, but day to day use is great!
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Support Rating
Codemagic
I have used the Slack channel without any problems, and I have gained a lot of feedback from using this tool. I have also been invited to provide reviews for the app before but in an "informal" manner, and using their own channels via Slack.
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GitLab
At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Codemagic
The steps to get Codemagic up and running are nothing compared to implementing a Jira solution and after using the CI/CD options it has enabled. For larger organizations that already have Jira, you might gain in the long run from features like automatic issue tracking and focused CI to remediate and test the apps. But if you are looking for true AGILE development, where you have teams that focus on value and need the CD process done easily, then Codemagic is a much better solution for emerging projects and companies to start.
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GitLab
GitLab is easily the preferred tool when it comes to versioning and source control. With other tools the UI often feels outdated and clunky leading to inefficiency and confusion. With some of the sleeker tools such as GitKraken, while the aesthetic is pleasing, the experience is plagued by a lack of support, lack of optional plugins, and a plethora of bugs that cause unnecessary legwork to resolve. GitLab is the best of both aesthetic and functionality
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Return on Investment
Codemagic
  • Reduce steps and time to deploy flutter apps
  • Cost of build
  • Invest in other areas of the architectural process to enhance the products built.
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GitLab
  • We were able to streamline our project's codebase which made us very organised and laid out a proper plan for development.
  • Our deployment and infra pipelines are well structured now making our process 10x faster.
  • We are more focused into project building rather infra, as infra is totally on autopilot mode. Which has enabled us to grow our ROI by records.
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