One of the hidden gems of SAP Mobile Services is the Cloud Build Service, it allows our customers to easily build their branded client (Mobile Development Kit, SAP Asset Manager) with their custom branding and settings using latest SAP SDKs in the cloud, without having to install any developer tooling whatsoever. Once the build is successfully created, the binaries (apk/ipa) can be distributed over-the-air or downloaded for direct install or distribution via MDM tool of your choice.
One of the challenges our customers had was not having an option to choose an SDK version before creating their client. The Cloud Build Service would always build with the default SDK version. This was not quite helpful for them as they still wanted to build a client with the same version as they had tested their application earlier.
Good news is – with the recent release of SAP Mobile Services (Cloud Foundry only), Cloud Build Service now allows you to select an specific SDK version while creating a Mobile Development Kit client (standard/customized) or SAP Asset Manager client.
Please note that
- this feature enhancement is available in SAP Mobile Services Cloud Foundry Environment only.
- Typically, we’ll only support the latest patch of a given release.
- MDK may show additional versions needed for specific SAP Asset Manager build configuration.
You can find more details on how to use Cloud Build service to build your Mobile development kit client in this tutorial.
I am looking forward to your feedback/comments.