Source Control Integration

Source Control Integration is currently in alpha. Please contact us if you'd like to try it out.

Pictorus allows users to integrate with their own source control repositories. This allows you to keep your code in sync with your Pictorus projects, and to use your own CI/CD pipelines to deploy your code to devices. Currently we only support GitHub, and syncing is one-way (from Pictorus to GitHub). Syncing to source control is done by creating a pull request containing the generated code for a specific app version. This allows you to easily see changes between versions, and to review and approve changes before they are merged.

Connecting to GitHub

First, create a new repository in GitHub to store the code for the app you want to sync. You should create a new repository for each app you want to sync, and the repository should be initialized with a README file.

Next, you'll need to install the Pictorus GitHub app on your GitHub account. Navigate to the Pictorus Sync app in GitHub and click the "Install" button. You will be prompted to select which repositories the app can access. Select the repository you created in the previous step. Note the installation ID that is displayed after you've installed the app. You'll need this later. This can also be found by navigating to your GitHub account settings, selecting "Installed GitHub Apps", and then clicking on the Pictorus Sync app. The installation ID is displayed as the last portion of the URL.

Now navigate to your account settings in Pictorus and fill in the "GitHub Settings" section with the following information:

  • Owner: The owner of the repository you created in the first step. This is the portion of the repository URL before the repo name. For instance, if your repository URL is, then the owner is My-Org.
  • Repository: The name of the repository you created in the first step. This can also be overridden on a per-app basis if you want to sync multiple apps. This can be found in the settings section of apps after initial GitHub setup is complete.
  • Main Branch: The branch you want to create pull requests into. This should be the default branch for the repository (usually main).
  • Installation ID: The installation ID you noted in the previous step.

Syncing an App

Once you've connected your account to GitHub, you can sync an app by navigating to the "Version History" tab in the left sidebar. Click "Create Version", and check the "Create Pull Request" checkbox. This will create a new version of your app and automatically create a pull request in GitHub.