App Center Blog

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

Surging – Remote Teams Working Together in Person for a Week to Make Magic.
Surging – Remote Teams Working Together in Person for a Week to Make Magic.
Visual Studio App Center has a globally distributed team. We have teams from South Korea, India, USA, Denmark and more. With our distributed nature, we have used all the electronic tools and processes we can to try and enable all of our team members to have a great working experiences and be highly productive, regardless of time zone or ...
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Visual Studio App Center’s GitHub App: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer
Visual Studio App Center’s GitHub App: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer
Configuring CI from GitHub is just the beginning when it comes to App Center. Take your app lifecycle to the next level with automated UI testing on real devices and automated distribution to your beta testers, public groups, or directly to the store. App Center’s SDK puts important information such as crashes and usage at your fingertips. Continuously improve your app based off of real data to provide the best experience to your users.
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Deck the Halls with an Improved Visual Studio App Center Portal UI
Deck the Halls with an Improved Visual Studio App Center Portal UI
One of the things we've always wanted to tackle was making our web portal mobile-friendly. Working extensively with our designers, we were able to refresh the portal UI, update components for consistency and accessibility, as well as start the efforts on making the portal more mobile-friendly.
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Visual Studio App Center CLI Customers – Event-Stream Package Security Update and Next Steps
Visual Studio App Center CLI Customers – Event-Stream Package Security Update and Next Steps
On November 26, 2018 the npm security team removed `flatmap-stream` from the popular `event-stream@3.3.6` package. In late September, `flatmap-stream` had been added as a dependency by a GitHub developer identified as “right9control” in an apparent attempt to attack the `ps-tree` package running in copay, a cryptocurrency wallet.
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The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center November Edition
The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center November Edition
It is hard to believe that it has been a full year since we announced the general availability of Visual Studio App Center. It has been an exciting year for our team as we have learned how you use App Center, listened to your feedback and shipped new features. App Center has come a long way in the past year, and we are excited to share with you some of our most recent updates to the product
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Better Player Engagement with Push Notifications in Unity Apps
Better Player Engagement with Push Notifications in Unity Apps
In the world of mobile development, the ability to send targeted push notifications is one of the tools available to developers to help connect with users. In games, a well-timed push notification can deepen player engagement and increase daily active sessions. Adding and supporting push notifications has become so common that it could be ...
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A Year in Visual Studio App Center Test
A Year in Visual Studio App Center Test
    Our team is proud of what we brought you with Visual Studio App Center’s physical device testing service in 2018, which included greatly exceeding 3,000 physical devices in our lab, same-day operating system updates for iOS/Android, and seamless upgrades from Xamarin Test Cloud to App Center. If automated UI testing is not ...
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Cheers to New CodePush Features
Cheers to New CodePush Features
    As we close out 2018, our team is still busy delivering useful new additions to Visual Studio App Center for you. Today, I’ll be highlighting the addition of three all-new CodePush features: Install Metrics and Update Metadata in the App Center CLI, Deployment Management in the App Center Portal, and our re-try mechanism for ...
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HockeyApp’s Exciting Future in Visual Studio App Center
HockeyApp’s Exciting Future in Visual Studio App Center
    Over the last month, we’ve been excited to welcome thousands of new HockeyApp customers to Visual Studio App Center. As you may have read, last month we shared that HockeyApp will fully transition to App Center on November 16, 2019. Over this coming year, HockeyApp customers will discover all the benefits of App Center: the ...
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A New Year Ahead – the HockeyApp Cutover Experience
A New Year Ahead – the HockeyApp Cutover Experience
    In 2017, we announced that HockeyApp features and functionality would move to Visual Studio App Center, a single solution for continuously build ing, testing, releasing, and monitoring your apps and recently shared that HockeyApp will fully transition to App Center on November 16, 2019. In order to deliver a seamless experience...
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