You should be able to use exposecontroller directly in any app you deploy in any environment (e.g. Staging or Production) as we already trigger exposecontroller on each new release.
We use exposecontroller for Jenkins X to handle the generation of
Ingress resources so that we can support wildcard DNS on a domain or automate the setup of HTTPS/TLS along with injecting external endpoints into applications in ConfigMaps via annotations.
apiVersion: v1 kind: Service metadata: name: myapp annotations: fabric8.io/expose: "true"
If you want to inject the URL or host name of the external URL or your ingress just use these annotations.