App Center Blog

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

Announcing GitLab Support for Visual Studio App Center

A first step to building your app is to select a source provider. As a crucial step in the build process, we are always hoping to make this as seamless as possible. To continue this mission, we are excited to announce the completion of our top feature request for the past few months - support for GitLab.com as a source provider!

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Exploring the Visual Studio App Center Data Roadmap

App Center Data combines the mobile focus and “magic” of App Center with the scalability and power of Microsoft’s NoSQL database service known as Cosmos DB. You can completely control your data with the confidence it will always be available.

Expanding the Visual Studio App Center Network with OneSignal

Developers can now look to OneSignal for configuring an integration with App Center Analytics. OneSignal users can choose to send their analytics events to App Center, which delivers powerful querying tools to integrate events across your app and your infrastructure, with SQL-like querying.

App Center Build Adds Cloning of Existing Build Configurations

Over the course of the last few months, we have heard your feedback that you would love to use your existing configured branches as a basis for new build configurations. We’re excited to let you know that one of several improvements coming to our Visual Studio App Center Build service is the ability to clone build configurations from existing

Visual Studio App Center: Changing the Way you Handle App Data

Data. We’re aiming to solve some of the biggest problems associated with data. The App Center Data service, currently in preview, lets you manage, sync, and persist your application data in the cloud across different devices and platforms in both online and offline scenarios. Whether it’s global data that every user can see or private account

Moving from Node.js to .NET Core

Here on Visual Studio App Center, our platform is built as a set of microservices, which has afforded teams to make language and platform choices that work best for them, and ultimately allowed us to move and iterate quickly

Mobile Dev Blog

HockeyApp is being retired

HockeyApp has officially retired.

HockeyApp Transition to Visual Studio App Center – October Update

Visual Studio App Center is still closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is in the process of transitioning to App Center. See what we’ve been working on in October and learn more about what we’ve committed to on our roadmap.

October Updates for Visual Studio App Center’s Windows Support

This month, we’re excited to announce the General Availability support for WPF and WinForms applications, targeting both .NET Framework and .NET Core 3.

Securely Access, Visualize and Manage your Mobile App Data with Data Metrics View and Data Explorer capabilities in Visual Studio App Center

The App Center Data Explorer allows you to engage directly with and manage your data in the App Center portal. You have complete control over your Data. You can create, read, update, and delete documents directly in App Center. Previously, this was only available through the App Center Data client SDKs and the Azure portal.

HockeyApp Transition to Visual Studio App Center – September Update

Visual Studio App Center is closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is transitioning to App Center later this year. See what we’ve been working on in September and learn more about what we’ve committed to on our road map.

Using the Android App Bundle with Visual Studio App Center

We’ve heard you loud and clear that being able to build and distribute AABs to supporting stores is important to you, and so we’re happy to announce that Visual Studio App Center supports building AABs for all supported Android platforms.

New Dark Theme Available on Visual Studio App Center

Thanks to you taking the time to request features via our Github repo, we are excited to announce that dark theme is available in App Center.

PLCrashReporter Maintainership Moving to Microsoft

We’re happy to announce that Microsoft is moving PLCrashReporter to the Microsoft organization on GitHub to continue supporting this valuable project. Of course, the licensing of PLCrashReporter won’t change and we are looking forward to continuing to support the project.

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HockeyApp Transition to Visual Studio App Center – August Update

Visual Studio App Center is closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is transitioning to App Center later this year. See what we’ve been working on in August and learn more about what we’ve committed to on our roadmap.

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HockeyApp Transition to Visual Studio App Center July Update

App Center is closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is transitioning to App Center later this year. See what we’ve been working on in July.