App Center Blog

The latest news, updates and information for mobile developers using Visual Studio App Center

Visual Studio App Center: The Next Generation of Xamarin Test Cloud
Today at Microsoft Connect(); we announced the launch of Visual Studio App Center, the next generation of Xamarin Test Cloud. App Center brings the power of Xamarin Test Cloud combined with ability to build, distribute, monitor and integrate push notifications- all in one place. Get all the features you use and love today in Xamarin Test Cloud
Guest Blog | A Mobile DevOps Retrospective Part II: Automation
Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is Part II in a special guest series from Greg Shackles, Principal Engineer at Olo. New to the series? Start here. As I wrote in my last post, DevOps is (1) more than tooling, (2) crucial to mobile app development, (3) rarely done, and (4) worth it. Tod
Introducing the App Center Slack App
Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   I’m Amanda, and I’m passionate about optimization, making processes more efficient, and building apps that improve the world. I'm always looking for ways to save time, whether it’s in personal projects or in my work as a App Center Program Manager, where
The Ship List: Mobile Center October Update
  Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   The Mobile Center team has been hard at work adding new functionality and improving existing services. If you attended or watched the Microsoft Ignite live stream, you've heard about some of our exciting updates including build scripts, export of a
How to Build Better Apps with Xcode 9 and iOS 11
Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   Apple’s official release of iOS 11 is packed with a smorgasbord of tasty morsels for users and developers. To help you dive in and get the most from iOS 11 and Xcode 9, I’m highlighting my favorite new features and how they—like Mobile Center—free you
How We Do Code Review
Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   The Mobile Center team is a diverse mix of engineers, product managers, and UI/UX designers with varying professional backgrounds, experience, and countries of origin. Our team has people from over 10 countries working across 8 time zones. Some are fresh out o
Guest Blog | A Mobile DevOps Retrospective Part I: 150+ Apps Later
Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is a special guest post from Greg Shackles, Principal Engineer at Olo. It’s hard to go more than a few minutes before seeing some mention of “DevOps,” whether it be in an article, a conference talk, or a job spec. It’s taken the development world
Guest Blog | Fixing Disasters ASAP with Instant Updates
Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is a special guest post from Michael Hayes, co-founder of Add Jam and Pocket Leap. Web developers have one big advantage over mobile developers: when users report a bug in the latest update, if we react fast we can push out a fix in no time, and on the n