New App: Manage Your Software Development Lifecycle with GitLab

Matt Lukso
Matt Lukso / August 22, 2017

Software development is at the core of digital products in today’s technology-driven world. How you manage the lifecycle for that development process is crucial for success.

GitLab is an end-to-end development platform, bringing version control, code review, issue tracking, CI/CD, and monitoring into a single UI, making it the only product that covers the entire software development lifecycle. From defining a project to monitoring changes after your releases, everything your development team requires to stay synchronized and focused is immediately available out-of-the-box. Differentiating itself from other Git platforms, GitLab can be hosted on your in-house system enabling you to comply with any of your company’s existing security protocols.

Through their integration with Zapier, your development team can now tie in any of their favorite apps to the development lifecycle. Keep track of new issues by automatically creating tasks in your project management software, add issues from new activity in other apps, or post messages to your team’s chat whenever new merge requests are submitted. With GitLab + Zapier, your development lifecycle is covered from end-to-end.

How GitLab Works with Zapier


  • New Commit: Triggers when a commit is made on the specified project.
  • New Issue Event: Triggers on issue events, e.g. when an issue is opened or closed.
  • New Merge Request Event: Triggers on an open or close merge request event.


  • Create Issue: Creates a new issue.

Automation Inspiration

Get started with these sample Zaps:

Keep Track of New Issues

Create Issues From Other Apps

How To Automate GitLab With Zapier

  1. Sign up for a GitLab account, and make sure you have a Zapier account

  2. Try some pre-made GitLab integrations and learn more about how GitLab works with Zapier

  3. Check out our GitLab help documentation for details on connecting your account and setting up your first Zap

  4. Or login and build a custom workflow with GitLab and Zapier