Apphance flow helps in situation when repetitive tasks are needed to produce consistent software delivery to your customer.
buildSourcesZip - prepares sources .zip file
Sometimes developers use weird images when they are developing their applications. Sometimes they even leave some of the pictures even when they are not needed. It is very easy to forget about such images. We learned it the hard way.
It's a small problem if this is a Chuck Norris's picture, but if other, more involved, pictures are used, you'd prefer not to send such a build to your customer. Therefore Appahnce Flow provides plugin that at OTA deployment time prepares image montage of all the images that are embedded in the application. Such image montage is sent/stored together with the application and it allows to see in single eye-glance whether there are some pictures embedded that should not be there - prepareImageMontage task does exactly this.
The archiveAllSimulator task prepares images of simulators for appropriately configured variants. The images can then be run on Mac by simply double-clicking the executable file inside the image. The only prerequisite is to have XCode installed on the Mac.