Publishing for OS X

This article is part of the Distributing Electron apps series.

If you've missed, I suggest reading explanation of electron-builder first.

What's the endgame?

To build DMG for our app and be able to automatically update.

Creating installer

If you followed through article where I explained electron-builder, you're mostly done to build distributable for OS X.

Electron-builder is going to generate couple of things:

  • Application executable (.app)
  • Squirrel update package (.zip)

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Distributing Electron apps

For couple of days I've been looking at building Electron apps for OS X and Windows. Finally I made some progress and have successfully created installers with automatic updates for both platforms. Although there is some official documentation and some articles, I wasn't able to get it to work OOTB. That's why I decided to make in-depth series about it.

The plan

I plan to add Squirrel updater to my

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